KELVINGROVE PARK, ROBERTS MEMORIAL (Ref:32211)
This building is in the Glasgow Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 15/12/1970.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NS 5731 6648.
Unveiled in 1916; replica of monument by Harry Bates ARA
in Calcutta to Field Marshal Earl Roberts, erected in
1915. Classical aedicular monument of granite, in 3 main
stages, surmounted by lifesize equestrian bronze statue
of Lord Roberts. Tall moulded plinth supports 4
Corinthian columns with canopy supporting statue base.
Recessed within columns, oblong granite slab with
dedicatory inscriptions to E and W, frieze of bronze
base-relief panels of martial scenes. To N and S seated
lifesize bronze figures of War and Victory.
Lord Roberts (1852-1914) died in France whilst visiting
troops. An extract from his speech made in Glasgow in
1913 forms part of the inscription.
Information by courtesy of the Buildings of Scotland
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