Old Photograph Murray's Monument Newton Stewart Scotland

Old photograph of Murray's Monument near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The monument was erected in 1835 in memory of Alexander Murray, born 1775, died 1813, a Scottish linguist and professor of oriental languages. Alexander was born very near to the site of the monument, in a cottage called Dunkitterick Cottage, now set up as a memorial to him. The monument was built by William Hume, James Thomson, and Robert Hume to designs by an eminent Edinburgh lawyer called John Parker. It stands to around eighty feet tall, and its prominent position high up on the hill side gives you great views back down the valley to the East.



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