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

Craigentinny Marbles Edinburgh : Architecture

Scottish Mausoleum : Portobello Road Structure made of stone

post updated 12 August 2023

Mausoleum / Graves

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

1856 by David Rhind, architect

1867 by Alfred Gatley, sculptor

Craigentinny Marbles


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

Mausoleum in Edinburgh by David Rhind - Craigentinny Marbles

Craigentinny Marbles Edinburgh

Craigentinny Mausoleum in by David Rhind

Edinburgh Mausoleum Craigentinny Marbles

Edinburgh Mausoleum by David Rhind: Craigentinny Marbles

We hope to post some sunnier pictures soon of this imposing Scottish mausoleum on Portobello Road!

St Triduanas Chapel – historic structure in Craigentinny

Also by David Rhind: The Dome, on the south side of George Street in Edinburgh New Town

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