Benqhat (or Benwhat) Obelisk

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Reference WMO259935

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Abandoned village east of Patna

North of Dalmellington

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The village has been abandoned. Grey granite obelisk , on three rustic sandstone steps, surrounded by a wrought iron fence. No road access. Park at the former public house in Burnfoot and wear wellingtons! Take map and compass. On the side of Benquhat Hill via a 2 mile walk from Burnfoot
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BENWHAT 1921/ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE/OF THIS VILLAGE WITH/PRIDE AND AFFECTION/TO THE MEMORY OF THEIR/GALLANT SONS WHO LAID/DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR/THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919/"GREATER LOVE/HATH NO MAN THAN THIS"

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