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Kitchener Memorial

A Tom Kent picture of the whole structure, I think looking from the seaward side. I would heve kept the door away from the sea myself, unless there is some symbolic reason for it facing the sea.

Talking of which- has anyone ever been through that door? Can you get to the top? Who looks after the memorial? Surely a trip to the top would be an excellent thing for a Doors Open Day?
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Picture added on 17 March 2005
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The memory of Lord Kitchener is preserved through the activities of the Kitchener Scholars Association. For further details see www.kitchenerscholars.org
Added by Jonathan Price on 27 April 2005
I believe the door is now "bricked up" as birds used to frequent the monument and cause quite a mess.
Added by Donald Sinclair on 04 May 2005
Are there any pictures of the inside does it have a roof?.Any stairs? I can find no information on this.
Added by Graham Baker on 13 April 2013
There were no stairs, just a concrete slab roof making it an ideal roost for birds and their associated mess so the door was built up during the sixties at a guess.
Added by Tommy Matches on 15 April 2013
Thanks for that info. so it was hollow inside and with no windows that I can see it must of been pretty dark inside?

[If you go onto Google Maps (see http://goo.gl/maps/Ps1hI) you can see there is a floor/roof below the battlements, presumably at the same height as the gargoyle thing sticking out of the side - Steven]
Added by Graham Baker on 17 April 2013
The "gargoyle thing" drains the rainwater off the roof so would be at the top level of the roof slab. As a peedie boy I was in there now and again and it was indeed a dark and smelly space.
Added by Tommy Matches on 18 April 2013
Thank you I am now building up a picture of the monument, I will take a look on my next visit to Orkney in a couple of weeks.
Added by Graham Baker on 23 April 2013
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