NS2683 : Rhu Parish Churchyard

taken 6 years ago, near to Rhu, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Rhu Parish Churchyard
Rhu Parish Churchyard
This is the southern edge of the kirkyard. For the church itself, see NS2684 : Rhu Parish Church.

The dark upright stone in the right foreground has the following inscription: "erected in memory of Alexander Lennox, Miller, Malig, who died 15th December 1828, in the Seventy first year of his age" (there are other members of the Lennox family buried in the same kirkyard; one of them is a later Alexander Lennox, who was also associated with Malig Mill).

The NS2982 : Remains of Malig Mill can still be seen in Helensburgh, but the mill itself pre-dates the creation of that town.

The upright stone obscured by the upper-left corner of Alexander Lennox's gravestone is the memorial of William Muir, a smith; it has a number of interesting symbols on its far side: NS2683 : Memorial to William Muir.

The three flat stones at the left and centre commemorate some ministers of this parish, and their relatives.
Rhu Parish Church :: NS2684
The present-day church (1851), the third to stand on this site, is by William Spence, with later additions (c.1891) by Honeyman and Keppie; see its listed building report LinkExternal link (at Historic Environment Scotland) for further details. A portion of the wall of the second church (1763) survives in the kirkyard, where it forms part of a memorial to James Buchanan of Craigend Castle.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 20 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2674 8394 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:1.0180N 4:46.8696W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2675 8395
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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