NS3882 : South lodge: monogram above door

taken 6 years ago, near to Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

South lodge: monogram above door
South lodge: monogram above door
This detail appears above the door of the lodge; see NS3882 : South Lodge of Cameron House for a view of the whole building; the door and this detail are visible in that picture.

The monogram includes a B, a P, and an S, and one name that came to mind was Patrick Boyle Smollett. He was the second son of the Admiral John Rouet Smollett who is mentioned at LinkExternal link

"Debrett's Illustrated House of Commons, and the Judicial Bench" (1867), on page 214, gives an account of the above P.B.Smollett, concluding with "Seat Cameron House, Dumbartonshire", confirmation that the monogram shown here does refer to him.

Other details on the lodge include the Smollett coat of arms, and the family's crest: see NS3882 : South lodge: coat of arms above window and NS3882 : South lodge: crest detail.
The south lodge of Cameron House
According to its listed building report, the lodge is probably the work of John Burnet. A date stone identifies it as having been built in 1882. Various details on the lodge indicate an association with the Smollett family.
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Tuesday, 1 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 January, 2013
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3806 8208 [10m precision]
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