NS6065 : Memorial to James Mitchell

near to Glasgow, Great Britain

Memorial to James Mitchell
Memorial to James Mitchell
James Mitchell was an artist; his memorial is the obelisk shown in this photograph, which was taken not far from the southern boundary wall of the Necropolis. See NS6065 : Glasgow Necropolis for context.

The book I was using as a guide on this excursion (see the link just given) drew my attention to the interesting information in the inscription, which says, in part: "erected by James Mitchell to mark the spot where stood the dwelling place of his father and grandfather, which was occupied by them for a period of forty-eight years previous to the formation of this Necropolis, and is now chosen as the resting place of their descendents".
Glasgow Necropolis
The Necropolis is 37 acres in extent, and was formally opened in 1833. Like the Père Lachaise in Paris, it was laid out as a garden cemetery. In 1966, its ownership was transferred from the Merchants House of Glasgow to what is now Glasgow City Council. See LinkExternal link for further information.
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2012
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Wednesday, 8 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 26 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Glasgow Necropolis 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6041 6533 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.6528N 4:13.9130W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6041 6533
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