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TITLE
Hugh Miller's Monument, Cromarty
EXTERNAL ID
PC_DONALD_HUGHMILLER02
PLACENAME
Cromarty
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Cromarty
DATE OF IMAGE
2002
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Janine Donald
SOURCE
Janine Donald
ASSET ID
22378
KEYWORDS
monuments
geologists
stonemasons
statues
Hugh Miller's Monument, Cromarty

This commemorative monument to Hugh Miller stands on a hill above the town of Cromarty on the Black Isle. It was erected by the people of Cromarty in 1859. A statue of the writer and geologist, sculpted by A. Handyside Ritchie, stands on top of the 154.2.metre high Doric column built by Thomas Watson.

Born in Cromarty in 1802, Miller was a stonemason to trade. He went on to become a prolific writer and journalist, combining his religious beliefs with a passion for geology and folklore. His knowledge of geology was a result of a childhood spent wandering the countryside and shorelines of Easter Ross. Miller's work was admired by contemporary scientists and writers like Darwin and Huxley, Dickens and Ruskin. His relatively short life came to an end in 1856 with his apparent suicide

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Hugh Miller's Monument, Cromarty

ROSS: Cromarty

2000s

monuments; geologists; stonemasons; statues

Janine Donald

This commemorative monument to Hugh Miller stands on a hill above the town of Cromarty on the Black Isle. It was erected by the people of Cromarty in 1859. A statue of the writer and geologist, sculpted by A. Handyside Ritchie, stands on top of the 154.2.metre high Doric column built by Thomas Watson.<br /> <br /> Born in Cromarty in 1802, Miller was a stonemason to trade. He went on to become a prolific writer and journalist, combining his religious beliefs with a passion for geology and folklore. His knowledge of geology was a result of a childhood spent wandering the countryside and shorelines of Easter Ross. Miller's work was admired by contemporary scientists and writers like Darwin and Huxley, Dickens and Ruskin. His relatively short life came to an end in 1856 with his apparent suicide