Burns Monument Photos, Edinburgh Calton Hill Pictures, Architect, Date, Building Restoration, History

Burns Monument Edinburgh

Scottish Memorial, Calton Hill, Scotland design by Architect Thomas Hamilton on Regent Road

post updated 23 May 2022 + 30 December 2021

Burns Monument Edinburgh Calton Hill

image © Adrian Welch

Burns Monument

Date built: 1830/31

Architect: Thomas Hamilton

Location: Regent Road, south of Calton Hill, Edinburgh, South East Scotland, UK

Burns Monument Appeal

Appeal launched Nov 2008 to raise funds for restoration of the Burns Monument.

Edinburgh World Heritage & Edinburgh City Council have pledged funds for the refurbishemnt, but more money is required.

Project cost estimate: £350k

Ref. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7749878.stm

Thomas Hamilton
picture © Adrian Welch

This delightful edifice is a well-proportioned building with views of Arthur’s Seat.

The design is based on a Greek temple. The cupola copies Lysicrates temple, Athens, Greece.

This structure was built to house Robert Burns statue by Flaxman (now located in the National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street).

Burns Monument Burns Monument
building photos © Adrian Welch, 2007

lumix camera images available at 2816 x 2112 size ie 99.34cm x 74.51cm, 72dpi

Burns Monument
image © Adrian Welch

Burns Museum Scotland

Calton Hill Architecture

Key Edinburgh Calton Hill Architecture – Selection:

Burns Monument context : Calton Hill

Scottish National Monument
Scottish National Monument
building photograph © Adrian Welch

Duguld Stewart Monument
Duguld Stewart Monument
building photo © Adrian Welch

Nelson’s Monument
Nelson's Monument
building image © Adrian Welch
Nelson’s Monument replaced an existing mast on Calton Hill’s summit with a signal-tower high enough to be visible to ships on the Forth and commemorates Admiral Lord Nelson’s death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

St Andrew’s House
St Andrew's House
architecture photo © Adrian Welch
Dating from 1934-39: inter-war architecture competition win – monolithic, symmetrical and sober from the front, romantically irregular from the South. This building was the Scottish Office, the UK government’s administrative offices in Scotland.

Edinburgh Walking Tours : Architecture Walking Tours

Burns Monument Architect : Thomas Hamilton – Scottish architect

Historic Scottish Capital Buildings

Key New Edinburgh Property – Selection:

Museum of Scotland


New Town RSA

Scottish Parliament

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh

St James Quarter’s W Edinburgh
W Edinburgh St James Quarter Hotel
building image Courtesy architecture office
W Edinburgh Hotel at St James Quarter

Edinburgh’s historic closes
Pirries Close Edinburgh Old Town
building photo © Tom Duffin
Edinburgh World Heritage Twelve Closes Project

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