“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Craigie in South Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Barnweil Tower

William Wallace Tower

Barnweil Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 9, 2015
1. Barnweil Tower Marker
Inscription. The tower, designed by the builder and Mason Robert Snodgrass, was erected in 1855 by one William Patrick of Roughwood. It was in tribute to William Wallace "Guardian of Scotland." It is one of series of Wallace monuments built throughout the country in the 19th Century, from the tower the whole of the Ayrshire landscape, coast, and Firth of Clyde can be seen.

Erected by Kyle & Carrick District Council
Erected 1855 by Kyle & Carrick District Council.
Location. 55° 31.983′ N, 4° 31.576′ W. Marker is near Craigie, Scotland, in South Ayrshire. Marker can be reached from B730 just south of Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Craigie, Scotland KA1 5NE, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burns Cottage (approx. 13 kilometers away); Crossraguel Abbey (approx. 24.8 kilometers away).
More about this marker. On each side of the Tower are different markers describing Wallace. Text to those are added below each picture.
Additional keywords. William Wallace, Barnweil Tower
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 9, 2015
2. Barnweil Tower

Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 9, 2015
3. Barnweil Tower
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 9, 2015
4. Barnweil Tower Marker 2
Sir William Wallace Regent of Scotland, MCCXCVII. In resistance to treacherous invasion, and in defence of the laws and liberties of his country, he fought against fearful odds the desperate battles of Biggar, Stirling, Black Earnside, and Falkirk, and between these action. In little more that a year, he stormed and took from the invaders every fortress, castle and town which they had seized in the kingdom. Though worsted at Falkirk by overwhelming numbers, aided by tatal dissensions in his own army, his undaunted spirit was not subdued. But ever animated by the noblest patriotism he continued warring with the oppressors of his native land, until his foul betrayal, seven years after that disastrous battle by the execrable Monteith.
Barnweil Tower Marker 1 image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 9, 2015
5. Barnweil Tower Marker 1
"At Wallace' name what Scottish blood but boils up in a spring-tide flood." Ever honoured be the memory of the matchless Sir william Wallace, the first of his countrymen who in an age of despair, arose and "Dared to nobly stem tyrannic pride." Throw off the yoke of foreign oppression and maintain the independence and nationality of Scotland, and who by deeds of surpassing valour and stainless patriotism, has glorified this, his native land and imperishably associated his name with the defence of national rights and the liberties and immunities of free born men. From Greece, arose Leonidas, from Scotland Wallace, and from America, Washington Names which shall remain through all time, the watchwords and beacons of Liberty.
Barnweil Tower Marker 3 image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 9, 2015
6. Barnweil Tower Marker 3
Erected, MDCCCLV. In honour of Scotland's great National Hero, The renowned SIR WILLIAM WALLACE- Born MCCLXX- who after performing numerous exploits of the most consummate bravery in defence of the independence of his country, was basely betrayed into the hands of his enemies, by whom, to their everlasting disgrace, he was most unjustifiably put to death on the XXIII of August, MCCCV. Centuries have not dimmed the lustre of his heroic achievements; and the memory of this most disinterested of patriots shall, through all ages, be honoured and revered by his countrymen. A soul supreme in each hard conflict tried, above all pain, all passion and all pride; The frown of power, the blast of public breath, The love of lucre, and the dread of death.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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