Basic Site Details

Name: Airlie Memorial Tower, Glenprosen
Town, district or village: Tullahill, Cortachy
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: CORTACHY N B The laying of the memorial stone took place on Saturday of the massive tower which has been in course of erection on Tulloch Hill, Cortachy for some months, to the memory of the Earl of Airlie, who fell mortally wounded while gallantly leading the charge of the 12th Lancers, at Diamond Hill, near Pretoria, in June of last year. From a design by Mr. T M Cappon, architect, Dundee, the tower is modelled on the lines of the old Border beacon or warning tower. It is Scottish Baronial in style, with something of the character of that of Airlie Castle, or of the more recent Red Lodge of Cortachy, and is intended to be used, with its single platform and beacon, on occasions of national or estate rejoicings. The foundation consists of a platform formed round the base of the monument with large boulders taken from the hill, while the base proper is set apart for telling the story of the life of the late Earl and his military service, In the base are placed carved panels representing the arms of the Airlie family, with inscriptions and the badges of the regiments in which the late nobleman served _ viz., the 12th Lancers, the 10th Hussars, the Bays, the Scots Guards, and the Hants Yeomanry. Rising to a height of 65ft. upon an eminence l,230ft. above sea level, and costing 1,300, the monument is visible not only throughout the whole valley of Strathmore, but from Perthshire, Fifeshire, and Kincardineshire as well. [Building News 6 september 1901, p334]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Airlie MonumentYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Commemorative monument  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219001901  
Item 2 of 2September 1901 Foundation stone 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Thomas Martin CapponArchitectA19001901Won in competition
Item 2 of 2William Gillespie LamondArchitectA19001901Won in competition - as senior assistant to T M Cappon


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep427

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News6 September 1901  p334
Item 2 of 2Dundee Advertiserc. 1902  Date lost

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register4804 
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material