NT6126 : The entrance to the Monteath Mausoleum

taken 11 years ago, 3 km from Ancrum, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

The entrance to the Monteath Mausoleum
The entrance to the Monteath Mausoleum
This unusual structure 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

The timber entrance doors have been vandalised and the interior can be accessed. The building is in danger of becoming engulfed in ivy and the northeast wall is already covered.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 July, 2008
Category
Mausoleum   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6127 2681 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:32.0082N 2:36.9099W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6128 2680
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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