Videos tagged with "monteath"
Major Archibald Douglas Monteath Mausoleum Necropolis Glasgow Scotland [00:33]
Tour Scotland video of the Major Archibald Douglas Monteath Mausoleum on visit to the Necropolis in Glasgow. Monteath served in the East India Company. Allegedly, Monteath made his fortune when an elephant carrying precious gems belonging to a Maharajah was captured and 'relieved' of its load by him. When he died £1000 was left to build his monument. There was a shortfall, however the Merchants' House gifted the extra land needed and this spectacular mausoleum was built. Based on the Knights Templar Church of the Holy Sepulchre, experts dispute whether it is modelled on the Jerusalem Church or possibly their Cambridge Church. This 30 ft diameter Neo-Norman rotunda has grotesque faces around the doorway and each niched window has a different design. In 1850 Monteath's brother, James Douglas Monteath of Rosehall and Stonebyres was also interred here.
Glasgow Necropolis - MONTEATH MAUSOLEUM [03:00]
One of the more prominent features of Glasgow Necropolis.
Tags: GLASGOW, NECROPOLIS, VICTORIAN, MONUMENTS, CATHEDRAL, MAJOR, ARCHIBALD, DOUGLAS, MONTEATH, MAUSOLEUM, CANON, MD, 215, 216, GARAGE, BAND, ARCHITECTURE, SCOTLAND, HISTORIC