NS4673 : The Bell / Cumming Memorial

taken 4 years ago, near to Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

The Bell / Cumming Memorial
The Bell / Cumming Memorial
This is one of the more decorative of the old gravestones in the churchyard; it is located beside the eastern corner of NS4673 : Old Kilpatrick Parish Church. "Bowling Bay", mentioned early in the inscription, was an old name for the nearby village of Bowling ("Bowland Bay" was another variation in use at about the same time).

The words "Sic Transit Gloria Mundia" appear on the upper part of the stone.

The origins of the place-name Bowling are obscure: see NS4573 : Remains of the Old Wharf at Bowling for more on that topic.
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
Friday, 4 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 10 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4635 7308 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.5703N 4:27.6425W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4636 7307
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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