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NATIONAL MONUMENT

Situated imposingly atop Calton Hill, this unfinished memorial to the fallen men of the Napoleonic War was designed by Charles Robert Cockerel and William Henry Playfair between 1823 - 1826,
according to the brief to build a "facimile of the Parthenon".

Messrs William Wallace and Sons, began construction in 1826, but despite support from famous contemporaries such as Lord Jeffries and Sir Walter Scott, the proposed structure was unable to be completed due to a lack of funding.

In 1829 the building work stopped, leaving a skeletal facade of columns that would be referred thereafter as "Edinburgh's folly".

Since then and even as late as 2004, several unsuccessful attempts have been made to complete the landmark for a variety of purposes which include a memorial to Queen Victoria (1901), The Scottish National Gallery (1907) and The Scottish Parliament (1908).

 
 

 

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