NT6126 : The refurbished Monteath Mausoleum on Gersit Law

taken 1 month ago, 3 km from Ancrum, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

The refurbished Monteath Mausoleum on Gersit Law
The refurbished Monteath Mausoleum on Gersit Law
This hilltop landmark has recently been restored by the Friends of Monteath Mausoleum. Funding from several charitable organisations enabled the work to be carried out. For a small fee visitors can obtain a key from the Lothian Estates Office at Bonjedward to gain access to the building and view the angel sculptures and the restored rooftop glass stars. For a view of the mausoleum in 2008 when ivy was taking over the building, see NT6126 : The entrance to the Monteath Mausoleum.

The mausoleum in a domed Byzantine style stands 15m above the surrounding hillside on Gersit Law and is about 0.5km from the A68 road. It is the last resting place of General Sir Thomas Monteath Douglas, K.C.B. (1787-1868) of Stonebyres, Lanarkshire. He married the only surviving daughter of Sir William Monteath Scott of Ancrum. Sir Thomas spent most of his army career in India serving with the 35th Bengal Infantry for 40 years. The building was completed before his death and a date of 1864 is inscribed on a corner stone. An inscription above the door reads:-

IN MEMORY OF
GENERAL
SIR THOMAS MONTEATH DOUGLAS K.C.B.
OF STONEBYRES LANARKSHIRE
WHO DIED XVIII OCTOBER MDCCCLXVIII
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 16 July, 2019   (more nearby)
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Friday, 19 July, 2019
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Burial ground, Crematorium 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6127 2681 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:32.0082N 2:36.9099W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6129 2680
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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