2017

NH6069 : Fyrish Monument

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Culcairn, Highland, Scotland

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Fyrish Monument
Fyrish Monument
The Fyrish Monument is a monument built in 1782 on the orders of Sir Hector Munro, 8th of Novar, a native lord of the area who had served in India as a general. As the local population were being cleared off their land, employment was a problem and so it was built to give the locals some work. It was said that Sir Hector rolled stones from the top of the hill to the bottom, thereby extending the amount of time worked and paying the labourers for additional hours. It represents the Gate of Negapatam, a port in Madras, India, which General Munro took for the British in 1781.

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Primary Subject: Monument
This photo is linked from: Galleries: · Selected tweets, Week 23 Automatic Clusters: · Sir Hector Munro [6] · Monument Built in 1782 on the Orders [2] Title Clusters: · Fyrish Monument [12] ·
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NH6069, 53 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Julian Paren   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 6078 6970 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:41.7299N 4:20.2429W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 60797 69697
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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