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Melville Monument, Edinburgh : Architecture Information

New Town Statue, St Andrews Square, Edinburgh, Scotland

Melville Monument Edinburgh


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The Melville Monument is 41m high and sits centrally to St Andrew Square, dominating it and views along George Street.

Melville Monument Melville Monument Edinburgh
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The Melville Monument is a fluted column atop which is the stone statue of Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville. Viscount Melville (or Lord Melville) was an aristocratic 18th century politician, but more importantly the King’s Chancellor, and has been described as the most powerful Scot of his day.

St Andrews Square also includes the Royal Bank of Scotland HQ, built to house Sir Laurence Dundas and Bank of Scotland by David Bryce.
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St Andrew Square
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