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Mausoleum of General Sir Thomas Monteath Douglas

 

A set of photographs of the mausoleum of Sir Thomas Monteath Douglas.

 

 

 
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    The timber entrance doors have been vandalised and the interior can be accessed. Both side of the entrance are guarded by lions, one sleeping, one awake.
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  Inside the Monteath Mausoleum The stone tomb is flanked at both ends by a tall sculpted angel.   Douglas coat of arms set into N pediment. 
Monteath Mausoleum  aerial view    
IN MEMORY OF
GENERAL
SIR THOMAS MONTEATH DOUGLAS K.C.B.
OF STONEBYRES LANARKSHIRE
WHO DIED XV111 OCTOBER MDCCCLXV111
 
     
 

The Monteath Mausoleum on Gersit Law, 3 km from Ancrum, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

This unusual structure in a domed Byzantine style stands 15m above the surrounding hillside and is about 0.5km from the A68 road. It is the last resting place of General Sir Thomas Monteath Douglas, K.C.B. (1787-1868) of Stonebyres, Lanarkshire. He married the only surviving daughter of Sir William Monteath Scott of Ancrum. Sir Thomas spent most of his army career in India serving with the 35th Bengal Infantry for 40 years. Two lions guard the entrance to the mausoleum and the stone tomb is flanked at both ends by tall sculpted angels. The building was completed before his death and a date of 1864 is inscribed on a corner stone.

See also:
1. Friends of the Monteath Mausoleum (External site)
2. Major Archibald Douglas Monteath's mausoleum, Glasgow Necropolis

I would welcome a photograph of the Douglas coat of arms. Any contributions will be gratefully accepted



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