NS4673 : Kirkyard of Old Kilpatrick Parish Church

taken 6 years ago, near to Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Kirkyard of Old Kilpatrick Parish Church
Kirkyard of Old Kilpatrick Parish Church
This is the part of the kirkyard to the west and north-west of NS4673 : Old Kilpatrick Parish Church. The nearby structure on the right is the NS4673 : Burial place of Hamilton of Barns.

The kirkyard was originally smaller than it is today; the Barns of Hamilton vault stands near what was originally its north-western corner. The area in the middle distance, on the left, in front of the opening in the wall, was not originally a part of the kirkyard, but the latter was extended in 1878. The opening is the NS4673 : Entrance to Old Kilpatrick Cemetery; see that item for more on the extension of the kirkyard.

Near the right-hand edge of the photograph, note that the top of a tall memorial can be seen in front of the end-wall of a house. This is one of the tallest memorials in the kirkyard, but the inscriptions on it are hidden from view, and visitors may therefore wonder whom it commemorates; in fact, it is NS4673 : The Geils Memorial, commemorating Colonel Andrew Geils of Dumbuck, Captain John Edward Geils, and several others. For more on that family, see the link just given, as well as the final few paragraphs of the description of NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry; see also NS3477 : Cardross Old Parish Church.
Old Kilpatrick Parish Church
The church was built in 1812 on more or less the same spot as its predecessor (the latter was a pre-Reformation church; it was of great age, although the precise period in which it was built is unknown).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 9 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Place (from Tags)
Old Kilpatrick 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4632 7310 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.5805N 4:27.6720W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4631 7308
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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