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Sir David Baird's Monument

A hill-top memorial to General Sir David Baird (1757 - 1829) located at the summit of Tom a' Chaisteil to the south of the A85 Trunk Road between Comrie and Crieff. Built in 1832 on the instructions of his wife, the monument comprises a grey granite obelisk, some 25.6m (84 feet) in height, with panels providing a lengthy exaltation of Baird's character and recording his victories. It was damaged by lightning in 1878 and subsequently repaired. Baird's Monument was B-listed in 1971.

Baird owned the Trowan Estate within which the monument sits.


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