NT6526 : The Waterloo Monument on Peniel Heugh

near to Fairnington, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

The Waterloo Monument on Peniel Heugh
The Waterloo Monument on Peniel Heugh
This 46m (150 feet) high monument was constructed between 1817 and 1824 to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo (1815). It stands on the site of a fortified settlement and is one of the best known man-made features in the central Borders. The monument was started in 1815, but collapsed in 1816 during the course of construction, and an estate worker brought the news to his feudal lord, "yon muckle stane has fallen". The timber cap-house was added in 1867. (Source: Borders and Berwick, An Architectural Guide by Charles Alexander Strang).
The tower and cap-house has been restored. Access is possible by key from Lothian Estates office. See LinkExternal link
Viewed from an Iron Age hill fort NT6526 : Iron Age fort on Peniel Heugh on a rocky knoll close to the northwest side of Crag Wood.
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2007
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Saturday, 1 December, 2007   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 5 December, 2007
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Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6536 2629 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:31.7464N 2:33.0183W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6578 2618
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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