Blantyre Monument facts for kids
|Height||80 ft (24 m)|
|Dedicated to||Robert Walter Stuart|
The monument was built to commemorate the bravery of Robert Walter Stuart, the 11th Lord Blantyre, who lived at nearby Erskine House (now Mar Hall). He was a Major-General in the British Army and served in the Napoleonic Wars with the Duke of Wellington. He was killed accidentally by a stray bullet in a street fight in Brussels in 1830. The monument was planned by friends who held him in high esteem. William Burn was the designer. It was constructed in c.1825 and became a category B listed monument on 27 June 1980.
The following passage is inscribed on the monument:
Erected by the county of Renfrew
to the memory of the right honorable
Robert Walter 11th Lord Blantyre
A Major-General in the British Army
and formerly Lord Lieutenant of
In testimony of respect for his
public services and as a tribute
of esteem of his private worth
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