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Jubilee Arch - Broughty Ferry, Dundee.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 28.215 W 002° 51.326
30V E 508906 N 6258428
Quick Description: Freestanding arch commemorating the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria at the entrance of Reres Park in Broughty Ferry.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/29/2017 10:59:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMVBVW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 4

Long Description:

Reres Hill was obtained from Lord Dalhousie by the town for a public park in 1868. A volcanic hill dating back to Devonian times, it stands 144 feet high covering six and a half acres. The northern side is mostly of beech and birch, whilst the southern slope is of Scots pine, sycamore and oak. There are gorse and scrub plants throughout.

In 1887 to mark the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria's accession to the throne, James Guthrie Orchar put up funds for an arch to stand at the southern entrance of the park on Monifieth Road. The arch was designed by T S Robertson and was unveiled on September 19th 1887 along with a small fountain just beyond, which mimicked the design of the arch.

The arch is designed in a baronial style of ashlar sandstone. Two turrets flank a centrally located bas-relief sculpture of the head of Queen Victoria. To the left and right are the carved Scottish and Imperial coat of arms. There are also carvings of a thistle, rose and shamrock. To the rear northern side is a relief of Broughty Castle on the raised central panel.

The arch is prominent by the A930 road heading east from Broughty Ferry towards Monifieth.

Type: Gateway

Subtype: Memorial

Location: Reres Hill, Monifieth Road, Broughty Ferry.

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