Catherine Sinclair Monument

Located on the corner of St. Colme Street and North Charlotte Street at the western end of Queen Street in Edinburgh, is the Catherine Sinclair Monument. A spire in the High Victorian Gothic style, it was designed by architect David Bryce (1803-76) and executed by John Rhind (1828-92) between 1866-8. The monument is a memorial to the novelist and philanthropist Catherine Sinclair, who first guessed that Sir Walter Scott was the author of the anonymous Waverley Novels and did much good for her fellow citizens in Edinburgh.

A description of her works was added to the monument in 1901 by her nephew Sir Tollemache Sinclair of Ulbster.

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