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The Monteath Douglas Mausoleum is a grand Victorian monument, standing starkly on the skyline in the Scottish Borders near the village of Ancrum It is semi-derelict, and on the Buildings at Risk Scotland Register.
This magnificent, largely forgotten building is the last resting place of General Sir Thomas Monteath Douglas (1788 - 1868). The entrance is guarded by two life-sized stone lions, one awake and one, curiously, asleep. Inside the building two large, sculpted angels stand guard. Above them a star-studded, domed roof filters light into the Mausoleum.
Sadly, the star-shaped windows have lost their glass and water penetrates the building.The doors have missing panels allowing access to birds and other wildlife, with the result that the interior is in poor condition.
Friends of the Monteath Mausoleum has been launched to secure the Monteath Mausoleum in the landscape, that it may not be lost to future generations. And they are seeking your support.
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