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TITLE
George Granville, Duke of Sutherland Statue
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_06_027_1384
PLACENAME
Ben Bhraggie
DISTRICT
Golspie, Rogartand Lairg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Golspie
DATE OF IMAGE
1980
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15234
KEYWORDS
statues
people
dukes
earls
families
George Granville, Duke of Sutherland Statue

George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1786-1861) was the son of George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland, and Elizabeth Leveson-Gower, Countess of Sutherland. He became the 2nd Duke of Sutherland on the death of his father in 1833. His mother was Countess in her own right and so, on her death in 1839, he inherited her title and became 20th Earl of Sutherland as well.

The 2nd Duke was partially deaf and so didn't go into politics as many of his peers did. In 1845 he employed Sir Charles Barry to make major alterations to Dunrobin Castle and had it transformed into the castle that stands today. He married Lady Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard in 1823 and the couple had eight children.

It was the 2nd Duke who added Sutherland to the Leveson-Gower surname.

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George Granville, Duke of Sutherland Statue

SUTHERLAND: Golspie

1980s

statues; people; dukes; earls; families

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1786-1861) was the son of George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland, and Elizabeth Leveson-Gower, Countess of Sutherland. He became the 2nd Duke of Sutherland on the death of his father in 1833. His mother was Countess in her own right and so, on her death in 1839, he inherited her title and became 20th Earl of Sutherland as well.<br /> <br /> The 2nd Duke was partially deaf and so didn't go into politics as many of his peers did. In 1845 he employed Sir Charles Barry to make major alterations to Dunrobin Castle and had it transformed into the castle that stands today. He married Lady Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard in 1823 and the couple had eight children. <br /> <br /> It was the 2nd Duke who added Sutherland to the Leveson-Gower surname.