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Edinburgh Castle, Esplanade, Memorial To Ensign Ewart

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh Castle, Esplanade, Memorial To Ensign Ewart

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 310912

Site Number NT27SE 1.60

NGR NT 25282 73521

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/310912

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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)

Large block of grey granite with an inscription (S. side), an incised carving of an eagle (E. end) and the date [1815] (W.end). Granite block sits on flagstones. [Behind the memorial is a stone laid into the ground carved (in incised letters):

IN MEMORY OF / Ensign Charles Ewart / who died March 23rd / 1846, aged 77 years]

Inspected By : T.S.

Inscriptions : On south side of memorial (in incised letters):

HERE LIES / ENSIGN EWART / ROYAL NORTH BRITISH DRAGOONS / AT WATERLOO AS SERGEANT IN THE ROYAL NORTH BRITISH DRAGOONS / HE CAPTURED THE STANDARD OF THE FRENCH 45TH REGIMENT FROM WHICH / THE EAGLE BADGE NOW WORN BY THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS IS DERIVED / ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY IN APRIL 1938 BY THE OFFICERS WARRANT OFFICERS / NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN PAST AND PRESENT OF THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS

On west end of memorial (in incised numbers):

1815

Signatures : None

Design period : 1938

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0482)

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