NS6067 : The Leiper Family Monument

taken 7 years ago, near to Springburn, Glasgow, Great Britain

The Leiper Family Monument
The Leiper Family Monument
The stone in the foreground, on the right, commemorates several members of the Leiper family; among them is the architect William Leiper (see, for example, NS2882 : Cairndhu House, NS6064 : Former Templeton's carpet factory).

The stone was designed by Leiper himself, for his father. There used to be an angel (by Charles Benham Grassby) on top of the memorial, but it disappeared some decades ago.

In the present photograph, the inscription on the sunlit side refers to the architect's father (also named William), who was a teacher: "A tribute to the memory of William Leiper by his pupils. Died 17 August 1867, aged sixty-six years / The redeemed of the Lord shall return."

On the adjacent visible side: "Jane Leiper, younger daughter of the said William Leiper, died nineteenth December 1873, also Jane Mellis his wife who died nineteenth June 1879, aged seventy-six years, also Isobel Leiper his elder daughter who died nineteenth August 1899".

[The surname of the wife of William Leiper senior is sometimes spelled Mellis (as here), and sometimes Myles.]

Proceeding anticlockwise, the next side (unseen in this view, but shown in NS6067 : The Leiper Family Monument) commemorates the architect himself: "Also William Leiper, architect RSA FRIBA, his son, who died twenty-seventh May nineteen hundred & sixteen aged seventy-seven years".

The remaining unseen side is blank; see NS6067 : The Leiper Family Monument.
Leiper Family Monument
This memorial, in Sighthill Cemetery, commemorates several members of the Leiper family, including the architect William Leiper.
Sighthill Cemetery
The cemetery was laid out in 1840, under the guidance of Mr Stewart Murray, on twelve acres of land; it has been extended since then. Originally, plots were sold by the Sighthill Cemetery Company Limited, who owned the land and the cemetery; however, that company went into liquidation in July 1954, and the cemetery subsequently came under the control of Glasgow Corporation (forerunner of Glasgow City Council).
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NS6067, 130 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 15 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Person (from Tags)
William Leiper 
Sculptor (from Tags)
Charles Benham Grassby 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6037 6708 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.5948N 4:14.0055W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6037 6708
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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