NS7654 : The Belhaven and Stenton Mausoleum

taken 15 years ago, near to Craigneuk, North Lanarkshire, Great Britain

The Belhaven and Stenton Mausoleum
The Belhaven and Stenton Mausoleum
The photograph was taken from the Clyde Walkway, a long-distance footpath. This section is prone to flooding (compare NS7654 : Flood debris by the River Clyde); there is an alternative seasonal route which bypasses it.

However, the pool visible in the foreground is permanent, and is shown on the map.

The structure in the distance is the Belhaven and Stenton Mausoleum. It stands in an old cemetery which was associated with the ancient parish church of Cambusnethan, founded in the eighth century. The cemetery fell into disuse in the seventeenth century; see LinkExternal link (at Historic Environment Scotland) for details.

The mausoleum is dedicated to Lord Belhaven and Stenton (1793-1868); see LinkExternal link (at Historic Environment Scotland) for architectural and other details. Specifically, the mausoleum was created for Robert Montgomery Hamilton, 8th Lord Belhaven and Stenton (the "Mortimer" at the last-cited link seems to be a typo for "Montgomery").

He was one of the representative peers of Scotland from 1819 to 1832 (all English peers had the right to sit in the House of Lords, but only a small proportion, selected by election, of the Scottish and Irish ones).
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Date Taken
Friday, 10 June, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 11 January, 2010
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Near (from Tags)
The Clyde Walkway 
Mausoleum   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7676 5402 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:45.8268N 3:57.9424W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7632 5415
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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