About The Thomson Monument
On a hill south west of Ednam stands a monument to James Thomson, who was born in in Ednam in 1700, the son of Ednam’ s minister. Thomson began writing poetry as a young student at Edinburgh University. In 1725 he went to London where he became well known for his poetic works. His major work – “The Seasons” was considered a masterpiece, and the forerunner of the Romantic Movement in poetry. Parts of it were set to music by Haydn. However, today he is chiefly remembered as the author of “Rule Britannia”.
The monument can be found at Grid ref: NT 7343 3620
Park in Ednam and walk to the Monument, which should take an hour. It is Route 6 in the leaflet