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Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Monument To Colonel Mackenzie

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Monument To Colonel Mackenzie

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 236896

Site Number NT27SE 1.55

NGR NT 25320 73524

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/236896

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

Architecture Notes

See also NT27SE 1.33 Castle Esplanade.

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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 (25 September 2002)

Celtic cross carved with stylized foliage on all four sides. Towards the base of the shaft on the N. and S. sides are mythical beasts - on the S. a winged goat (left) and an unidentifiable creature. On the N. a winged hare [?] (left) and a cow-like creature. The cross stands on a rocky base.

Inspected By : T.S.

Inscriptions : On pink granite plaque attached to south side of rocky base, in incised letters:

IN MEMORY OF / COLONEL KENNETH DOUGLAS MACKENZIE, C.B. / WHO SERVED FOR FORTY TWO YEARS IN THE 92ND HIGHLANDERS / AND ON THE STAFF OF THE ARMY IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. / HE SAW MUCH SERVICE IN THE FIELD / AND DESERVED WELL OF HIS COUNTRY, BOTH IN WAR AND IN PEACE. / ACTIVE, FRANK, AND LOYAL, HE WON THE CONFIDENCE OF HIS SUPERIORS, / THE RESPECT OF THOSE UNDER HIM AND THE LOVE OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM. / BORN AT DUNDEE 1ST FEBRUARY 1811. / DIED ON DUTY AT DARTMOOR 24TH AUGUST 1873. / HIS MOTTO THROUGH LIFE BEING / 'GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN!' / THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE / BY MANY OF HIS FRIENDS.

Design period : 1873-1875

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0479)

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.

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