NS5152 : Robert Pollok centenary memorial

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Netherplace, East Renfrewshire, Great Britain

Robert Pollok centenary memorial
Robert Pollok centenary memorial
Robert Pollok was a poet best known for The Course of Time published shortly before his death in Southampton in 1827. Pollok, a farmer's son, was born at North Moorhouse in the Parish of Eaglesham on 19th October 1798. Pollok wrote poems which centred around local people during the covenanters struggles of the 17th century and anonymously published three poems, Helen of the Glen, The Persecuted Family, and Ralph Gemmell. Suffering from tuberculosis he died at Shirley near Southampton on 15th September 1827 and is buried in Millbrook churchyard, two miles from Southampton. This memorial built of Dalbeattie granite with a fine panel of the poet in bronze and sculpted by A.M. Shannon of Glasgow was inaugurated in front of several thousands of spectators on 24th September 1900. Click on this LinkExternal link to see the inscription on the reverse face of the memorial or to find out more about the life of the poet at the Geograph article: Eaglesham - the story of an 18th century planned village LinkExternal link .
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Sunday, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 31 January, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 516 526 [100m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 516 526
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