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This building is in the Moray Council and the Elgin Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 20/08/1981.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 2116 6280.


William Burn, architect, Edinburgh, 1839. 80 feet high

Roman Doric column with later (1854-5) statue of Duke of

Gordon in robes of Chancellor of Marischall College

Aberdeen. Sculptor, Thomas Goodwillie; architect

(1854-5), Mackenzie and Mathews, Elgin. Stepped plinth;

cast-iron spearhead railings with iron stiffeners enclose



Plaque records that monument was erected in memory of George, 5th (and last) Duke of Gordon by public subscription. Following a bequest by Alexander Craig of Craigton and members of the Morayshire Farmers CLub, the statue was added in 1855, designed by Handyside Ritchie and carved by Thomas Goodwillie of Elgin. The Duke is portrayed wearing the robes of Chancellor of Marischall College, Aberdeen. William Burn gave his architectural services free of charge. Former Item 90 (1981 Revised List).


H B Mackintosh, ELGIN PAST AND PRESENT (1914), p.173-4. J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED (1868), p.142. ELGIN COURANT, 15 February 1839 and 3 August 1855.

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