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Missing Lions

An old artists drawing of the Mausoleum without the Lions… I wonder why? DID YOU KNOW The whole practical details of the construction of Mausoleum was under the charge of Mr Paterson, Clerk of Works of the Palace. Design work was begun in 1840 by architect David Hamilton. This work was superseded by architect David […]

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These magnificent Lions were the skilled work of Alexander Handyside Ritchie of Edinburgh. A single block of stone for each Lion was quarried at Barmichael quarries of Hamilton transferred to the site by means of skids drawn by the Dukes specially trained Clydesdale horses.