NS2777 : Behind the Old West Kirk

near to Greenock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Behind the Old West Kirk
Behind the Old West Kirk
NS2777 : The Old West Kirk itself is in the background, on the right. In the foreground, on the right, are various recumbent slabs; to their right is the Pirrie Hall, only a small part of which is visible.

The wall at the left-hand side of the photograph incorporates a number of old gravestones; the oldest of them, NS2777 : The gravestone of John Taylor and the NS2777 : Gravestone of Alexander and John Taylor, date from 1675. The wall also incorporates an NS2777 : Old corbel stone dated 1625.

The Old West Kirk was moved, brick-by-brick, to its present location in 1926-28. Some of the memorials beside the church were moved along with it, and many of them are visible in this photograph.

However, many others were moved to a new location, in a plot within Greenock Cemetery: NS2676 : Memorials from the Old West Kirk.

Behind and to the left of the tree that is near the centre of the photo, a white panel can be seen on the church wall. To its left is a dark panel, although, from this angle, it is largely hidden by a bush. The latter is NS2777 : The gravestone of Alexander Knox, a brewer.
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2011
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Monday, 4 July, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 21 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2731 7713 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.3635N 4:46.0593W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2731 7712
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