NS6065 : Glasgow Necropolis

taken 6 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

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Glasgow Necropolis
Glasgow Necropolis
The wall shown here is the boundary between the Necropolis, and the NS6065 : Tennents Wellpark Brewery, which is visible in the background.

For my exploration of the Glasgow Necropolis on this particular day, I had been following Ronnie Scott's book "Death by Design: The True Story of the Glasgow Necropolis", which had guided my selection of memorials. It also drew my attention to something that might otherwise have passed unnoticed: built into the wall, just a few feet from the corner, in the area overshadowed by vegetation, is an old stone that is a relic of a boundary dispute: NS6065 : Old boundary stone.
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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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 26 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Place (from Tags)
Glasgow Necropolis 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6042 6534 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.6584N 4:13.9038W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6041 6534
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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