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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Midlothian
Town
Penicuik
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
Thomas Hamilton (Unknown)
Ceremony
  • Unknown
    Date: 1830
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Rededicated
    Date: 14 July 2002
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53630
Current location

Forms the centrepiece of the new housing estate which has replaced the old paper mill
Valleyfield Mills
Bellerophon Drive
Penicuik
Midlothian
Lothian
EH26 8NU
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 23777 59939
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cenotaph in form of a large sarcophagus on a large swept-in base.
Inscription
THE MORTAL REMAINS OF/ 309 PRISONERS OF WAR/ WHO DIED IN THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD/ BETWEEN 21ST MARCH 1811 AND 26TH JULY 1814/ ARE INTERRED NEAR THIS SPOT/ GRATA QUIES PATRIAE SED ET OMNES TERRA SEPULCHRIM/ CERTAIN INHABITANTS OF THIS PARISH DESIRING TO REMEMBER/ THAT ALL MEN ARE BRETHREN CAUSED THIS MONUMENT/ TO BE ERECTED IN THE YEAR 1830
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
History
2002: Monument renovated
Costs

Comments: Erected by Alexander Cowan, owner of Valleyfield Mills.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND by GIFFORD, JOHN 382/1978 Source: Image Library
  • Leaflet guide published by Midlothian Council
  • Midlothian Advertiser 18 July 2002

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