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Burns Monument - erected in 1823 to commemorate the memory of Robert Burns in Alloway

Introduction:
Burns Monument was the first memorial built to the memory of the Poet Robert Burns in Ayrshire, and is close to the bank of the River Doon in Alloway. It is situated only half a mile South of the thatched cottage where he was born on 25th January 1759.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT1000
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Sandstone
Dimensions:
21 metres high
Subject:
The Monument foundation stone was laid on 25th January, 1820 and the completed building opened 4th July 1823, subscriptions having reached ¶œ2,611. The building is about 21metres high, set on a triangular base is a peristyle with nine fluted Corinthian columns supporting a masonry dome.
Who:
The Trustees of Burns Monument (owners)
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1823
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The Monument foundation stone was laid on 25th January, 1820 and the completed building opened 4th July 1823, subscriptions having reached ¶œ2,611. The building is about 21metres high, set on a triangular base is a peristyle with nine fluted Corinthian columns supporting a masonry dome.
Description:
This Monument to Robert Burns was built to a design by Thomas Hamilton jun from Edinburgh who won the competition organized by the committee formed in 1814 who had raised funds from many sources to erect a memorial to the poet in his birthplace parish.