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Memorial details

Memorial type
Bells or bell tower
District
Argyll And Bute
Town
Inveraray
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
John Taylor and Co, Hoare & Wheeler
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 1931
    Attended by: DUKE OF ARGYLL
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44617
Current location

to the south of the church
All Saint's Church
The Avenue
Inveraray
Argyll And Bute
Strathclyde
PA32 8UB
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NN 09498 08461
Denomination: Scottish Episcopal

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Description
TALL CAMPANILE IN GOTHIC STYLE. BUILT BETWEEN 1921 AND 1931 AS A WAR MEMORIAL TO ALL CAMPBELLS KILLED IN THE GREAT WAR.
Inscription
[none]
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tower
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Bells
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
History
November 28, 1944-the tower's stonework and windows were damaged when the structure was struck by lightning, the damage only at last repaired in recent years 2007-the peal's chiming mechanism was fully restored and a new cabinet constructed so that all 10 bells can now be 'chimed' from the ground floorby a system of wires and hammers to play hymn tunes, carols etc.
Costs

Comments: The total cost of the ten bells in January 1922, the bells themselves costing £ 2,422.17.6d,added to which was the cost of their lettering, the iron framework, their delivery, temporarymounting, setting and tuning, came to an even then massive £ 4,276.3.6d, and the building costs of the 126-foot high tower, eventually completed and the bells finally hoisted into place in September 1931, adding another £ 16,988.12 shillings, the total project cost just over £21,000
Memorial: £21,264/15/6

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: John Campbell, The 9th Duke of Argyll, in 1914 Niall Campbell became Honorary Colonel of The 8th Battalion of The Argyll and SutherlandHighlanders and, then personally funded the tower.
Reference

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