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Killearn, Buchanan Monument

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Killearn, Buchanan Monument

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 44584

Site Number NS58NW 14

NGR NS 52273 85975

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish Killearn
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS58NW 14 52273 85975

Monument [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, October 2009.

Erected 1788 in honour of the scholar and historian George Buchanan, born at Moss near Killearn in 1506. It is an obelisk of grey sandstone 103' high, on a base 19' square. It was repaired in 1850.

RCAHMS 1963, visited 1952.

Architecture Notes


Architect: James Craig, 1788

Stirlingshire Inventory no.279 - text and photograph


Scottish Record Office:


Building of Buchanan's monument. Receipt for 5 guineas as Lord Graham's subscription for the monument, 1788


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