Craigentinny Marbles, Mausoleum, Edinburgh, David Rhind, Architect, Sculptor

Craigentinny Marbles Edinburgh : Architecture

Scottish Mausoleum : Portobello Road Structure

Craigentinny Marbles

Mausoleum / Graves

Location: Craigentinny Crescent, off Portobello Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

1856 by David Rhind, architect
1867 Alfred Gatley, sculptor

Description:

Large mausoleum structure with bas-relief marble sculptures. The name derives from the two sculptured marble panels depicting Biblical scenes, ‘The Overthrow of Pharoah’ and ‘The Song of Miriam’.

The Craigentinny Marbles were described at time of installation as: ‘the most remarkable pieces of sculpture executed during this century’ and ‘attracted artists from all parts to view them’.

The monument commemorates book collector William Henry Miller (1788 – 1848), MP for Newcastle-under-Lyne, who owned an estate in Craigentinny.

New photos added 28th October 2015:

Craigentinny Marbles Edinburgh Mausoleum

Craigentinny Marbles Edinburgh Mausoleum

Craigentinny Marbles Edinburgh Mausoleum

Craigentinny Marbles Edinburgh Mausoleum

Craigentinny Marbles Edinburgh Mausoleum

Craigentinny Marbles Edinburgh Mausoleum

We hope to post some sunnier pictures soon!

Craigentinny Marbles Edinburgh




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