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Scott Monument

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Identification

Scott Monument
110851

Map

Structure in General

monument
existing [completed]
sandstone
neo-gothic

Facts

  • 287 steps from the base to the top.
  • The monument features the statuettes of 64 characters taken from Scott's books.
  • Is Grade A Scottish Heritage Listed.
  • The monument is fashioned from Binny sandstone.
  • The statue of Sir Walter Scott and his dog at the base is by Sir John Steell, 1846 and is fashioned from white Carrara marble.
  • Built to the memory of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), one of Scotland's most famous writers.

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Location

Princes Street
Princes Street
EH2
Edinburgh
Scotland
United Kingdom

Technical Data

200.46 ft
200.46 ft
1840
1844

Involved Companies

George Meikle Kemp

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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