NY3090 : Westerkirk Library and the Thomas Telford Memorial

taken 5 years ago, near to Bentpath, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Westerkirk Library and the Thomas Telford Memorial
Westerkirk Library and the Thomas Telford Memorial
For details of Westerkirk Library, see NY3090 : Westerkirk Parish Library. The Memorial in front of the library commemorates Eskdale's most famous son, the engineer Thomas Telford (1757-1834). The plaque to the left reads:

"This seat was erected in 1928 to perpetuate the memory of Thomas Telford, son of the unblameable shepherd and to record his fame as an engineer and his untiring benevolence.
Apprenticed to a stonemason in Langholm, his creative genius gave to the nation many works of inestimable benefit. He was the firsts President of the Institution of Civil Engineers."

The plaque to the right reads:

"There mongst those rocks I'll form a rural seat
and plant some ivy with its moss compleat
I'll benches form of fragments from the stone
which nicely pois'd was by our hands oerthrown."
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Saturday, 8 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 August, 2015
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3085 9008 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:12.0073N 3:5.2768W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 30877 90049
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