Bruce Monument

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Building summary
Name Bruce Monument
Other names Tyndall Bruce Monument
Date 1855
OS grid ref NO 22848 07552
Latitude & longitude 56°15′15″N 3°14′49″W

The Tyndall Bruce Monument is a monument on Black Hill, within the House of Falkland designed landscape, erected in memory of Onesiphorus Tyndall Bruce.

HES listing details[1]
Reference: LB8767 Date: 01/02/1972 Category: B
Address/Site Name

House Of Falkland Estate, Tyndall Bruce Monument On Black Hill


Dated 1855. Tall tapering 2-stage obelisk monument on graduated circular base. Squared, stugged rubble. Rusticated margins. Segmental-arched entrance opening to S with flanking narrow round-arched slit openings. Projecting ashlar band course above base. Rectangular memorial plaque to N.

Statement of special interest

This tall landmark monument was built by Margaret Tyndall Bruce as a memorial to her husband, Onesiphorus Tyndall Bruce. Sited at the top of Black Hill, the monument is prominent in the surrounding landscape and is a continuing reminder of the importance of Tyndall Bruce to the House of Falkland Estate. [...]

Further references

"Tyndall-Bruce [sic] Monument on Black Hill, 1.4 km W, a large squat obelisk of 1855.[2]

"The Bruce Monument. This building, whose site is on the furthest north ridge of the Black Hill, is progressing rapidly. We understand it is to be above sixty feet in height, and the thickness of the wall at the base is about nine feet. Altogether it promises to be a very massive and lasting building, and, without doubt, will be some ornament to the hill." [3]


  1. HES record for LB8767
  2. Gifford, Fife, page 225.
  3. Fife Herald, 17 September 1857, quoted in Queen Victoria, page 72.

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