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Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, 72nd Highlanders Memorial

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, 72nd Highlanders Memorial

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 236887

Site Number NT27SE 1.53

NGR NT 25273 73516

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/236887

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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

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Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (http://www.pmsa.org.uk/) set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (1 October 2002)

Pink granite obelisk with a crown and the number 72 attached to the front face. The base of the obelisk is inscribed on three sides with the names of fallen soldiers. The obelisk and base stand on a roughly-hewn stone block

Inspected By : T.S.

Inscriptions : On front, top section of base (incised letters):

IN MEMORY OF / THE OFFICERS / NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN / OF THE 72ND DUKE OF ALBANY'S OWN HIGHLANDERS / WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION OR DIED OF WOUNDS OR DISEASE / DURING THE CAMPAIGNS IN AFFGHANISTAN (sic) / IN 1878 - 79 - 80

On front of base (incised letters):

ERECTED BY / THE OFFICERS AND MEN NOW SERVING / AND WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE REGIMENT

Signatures : None

Design period : 1882-1883

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0483)

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.

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