Basic Site Details

Name: Tomb of the late Lord Belhaven, Carbarns
Town, district or village: Wishaw
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: A monumental column is to be erected to mark the place of burial of Lord Belhaven, in Cambusnethan Old Churchyard, on the banks of the River Clyde. The design is by Messrs Wilson and Thomson, architects, Glasgow. [Building News 26 March 1869 p284]

The monument to Lord Belhaven, at Wishaw, N. B., has been commenced. The architects are pushing on the work, so that in about four months it will be finished.[Building News 16 April 1869 p351]

WISHAW A monument has been erected in the Cambusnethan Old Burying Ground, Wishaw, to the memory of the late Lord Belhaven. It is a parallelogram about 38ft. in height. On each corner of the wall on which the roof rests is placed a sphinx, the spaces between which on the sides are filled with a row of lions' heads; in the pediments above the facade and the back wall are the arms of the Belhaven family. Below the sphinxes and lions' heads wreaths of flowers surround the building, the rest of the walls to the foundation being relieved by plain massive mouldings, which enclose also the inscriptions. The roof itself is arched, of solid masonry, and is cut in imitation of the flags with which many old churches were roofed, such as may now be seen on the roof of what remains of Bothwell Old Church. Mr David Thomson, of Glasgow, was the architect; Messrs Mossman, Glasgow, the sculptors; and Mr Watt, of Wishaw, the builder. [Building News 22 April 1870 p307]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Belhaven Mausoleum  
Item 2 of 2Lord Belhaven and Stenton Mausoleum  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Mausoleum  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Michael's Old Church and Graveyard, Kirkhill Road, See Canmore ID 45720


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11869 Build/construction 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1David ThomsonArchitect 1869  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Lady Belhaven 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building News26 March 1869  p284
Item 2 of 3Building News16 April 1869  p351
Item 3 of 3Building News8 April 1870  p307

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings RegisterID 672Grade B
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Thomson's job list
Item 3 of 3Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmoreID 200709Basic entry