Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Neilson's Monument, Barstobrick

Neilson's Monument is a substantial obelisk at the summit of Barstobrick Hill in Dumfries and Galloway. It is dedicated to James Beaumont Neilson (1792 - 1865), who invented the hot-blast process of iron-making and once owned the Queenshill Estate on which the monument stands. The monument reaches 10.6m (35 feet) in height and was erected in 1883 by Neilson's son, Walter Montgomerie Neilson.

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