2007

NT4106 : The Colterscleuch Monument

taken 17 years ago, near to Teviothead, Scottish Borders, Scotland

The Colterscleuch Monument
The Colterscleuch Monument
A striking 13m high monument on Dryden Knowes and eye-catching from the A7 Hawick-Langholm road. Erected in 1874 in memory of the Revd Henry Scott Riddell, who lived in the adjacent Teviothead Cottage and was minister at Teviothead from 1831. A small plaque by the entrance door reads:

THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED IN 1874
AND WAS REPAIRED IN 1998 TO MARK
THE BI-CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE POET
HENRY SCOTT RIDDELL

An inscription stone above the door reads:

SLEEP ON GENTLE BARD THOUGH SILENT FOREVER
THY HARP IN THE HALL OF THE CHIEFTAIN IS HUNG
NO TIME FROM THE MEMORY OF MANKIND SHALL SEVER
THE TALES THAT IT TOLD AND THE STRAINS THAT IT SUNG

(Source: some information from Borders and Berwick, An Illustrated Architectural Guide by Charles Alexander Strang)

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NT4106, 10 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Walter Baxter   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 26 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 26 March, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4102 0663 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:21.0082N 2:55.9001W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4100 0661
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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