Due to restoration works, the mausoleum is closed to the public from May 2018 until the summer of 2019.
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The Monteath Douglas Mausoleum is a grand Victorian monument, standing alone on the skyline in the Scottish Borders above the village of Ancrum, just east of the A68 at Gersit Law, part of the ancient geological ridge known as Lilliards Edge. The building is in a semi-derelict condition, and on the Buildings at Risk Scotland Register.
This magnificent, largely forgotten monument was constructed for General Sir Thomas Monteath Douglas (1788 - 1868). The entrance is guarded by two life-sized stone lions, one awake and one, curiously, asleep. Inside the building two huge sculpted angels stand guard by the tomb. Above them, a star-studded, domed roof filters pale green light into the interior, which was intended to be “locked for all time”.
Disambiguation If you are looking for the Archibald Douglas Monteath Mausoleum at Glasgow Necropolis, visit the Friends of Glasgow Necropolis website.
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