Dugald Stewart Monument – The choragic circular structure in Edinburgh

Dugald Stewart Monument – The choragic circular structure in Edinburgh

It is situated on Calton Hill overlooking the city and was designed by Scottish architect William Henry Playfair. It was completed in September 1831.

A memorial to the Scottish philosopher Dugald Stewart.
Stewart was a professor at the University of Edinburgh, holding the chair of moral philosophy from 1786 until he died in 1828. The Royal Society of Edinburgh commissioned the monument and selected its site in 1830.

Famous British version of the Choragic Monument include the Dugald Stewart Monument / Image: memolands.com

Playfair’s design is based on the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens, Greece, and is a circular temple of nine fluted Corinthian columns around an elevated urn, on a circular podium.


Featured Image: The Edinburgh from Calton Hill, Dugald Stewart Monument / Image: memolands.com

Websites: ewh.org.uk, edinburgh.gov.uk, edinburghmuseums.org.uk



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