NX9775 : Robert Burns' Mausoleum, Dumfries

taken 11 years ago, near to Dumfries, Dumfries And Galloway, Scotland

Robert Burns' Mausoleum, Dumfries
Robert Burns' Mausoleum, Dumfries
After his death in 1796, Robert Burns was buried in the north east corner of the churchyard behind St Michael's Church (NX9775 : St Michael's Church); in 1817 his body was exhumed and reinterred in this mausoleum.

When it was originally completed, the mausoleum was externally unadorned, with its finish coming from the red sandstone it is made from. It was painted blue and white in the 1880s, apparently in an attempt to protect it from atmospheric pollution, and has since been painted plain white. The statues were extensively restored in the 1930s.

(LinkExternal link Undiscovered Scotland).

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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 February, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 February, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 9759 7568 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:3.8997N 3:36.3058W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 9756 7567
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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