William Wallace Birthplace Memorial

William Wallace Birthplace Memorial (HM1NQO)

Location: Elderslie Renfrewshire
Country: United Kingdom
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N 55° 50.135', W 4° 29.32'

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Elderslie, Scotland

Welcome to the traditional site of William Wallace's birthplace.
Wallace was a hero of Scotland's Wars of Independence against England during the 13th and 14th centuries.
Recent archaeological work on this site proves that during the 13th/14th centuries there was a significant fortified structure here which may have been the Wallace family home.

The foundation walls which you can see, are the remains of a 15th/17th century building known as Wallace's House. They contained the medieval kitchen and a later dovecot.

The Memorial was erected in 1912 by public subscription.

Each year on the Saturday closest to 23rd August, the anniversary of his execution in London in 1305, the Society of William Wallace celebrates his life with a gala day.

The "Wallace" yew tree, at the rear of the site, is at least 300 hundred years old.
A free leaflet giving information on Wallace and Elderslie is available from the nearby filling station and the newsagent's shop.

This is a special place for Scots. Please take care of it.

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Year Placed1912
Placed BySir Thomas Glen Coats
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 406765 N 6188782
Decimal Degrees55.83558333, -4.48866667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 55° 50.135', W 4° 29.32'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds55° 50' 8.1" N, 4° 29' 19.2" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 268 Main Rd, Elderslie , GB
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