Buchanan Monument

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Buchanan Monument

The Buchanan Monument is a memorial in the Scottish village of Killearn in the Stirling Council Area . In 1973 the structure was included in the Scottish monument lists in the highest monument category A. A former additional classification as a Scheduled Monument has now been lifted.


The Buchanan Monument is on Balfron Road in the center of Killearn. A donation of five guineas from Lord Graham for the erection of the monument in memory of the Scottish philosopher and poet George Buchanan has survived. Buchanan was born in the Killearn area in 1506. In 1850 the monument was repaired.

The Buchanan Monument is a 31.4 m obelisk made of gray sandstone . This rests on a pedestal , the square floor plan of which has a side length of 5.8 m. The Scottish architect James Craig was responsible for the design of the monument .

Individual evidence

  1. Listed Building - Entry . In: Historic Scotland .
  2. a b Entry on Buchanan Monument  in Canmore, the database of Historic Environment Scotland (English)

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Coordinates: 56 ° 2 ′ 37.7 "  N , 4 ° 22 ′ 23"  W.