NS4076 : The Denny family mausoleum

taken 12 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

The Denny family mausoleum
The Denny family mausoleum
The entrance of the mausoleum (the structure on the right) is on the far side of the building. There are two inscribed tablets on each of the longer sides of the structure. For a view of the other sides, see NS4076 : The Denny family mausoleum.

The building was later cleaned, as shown in NS4076 : The Denny Family Mausoleum.

Several other monuments commemorating members of the Denny family are located nearby; these include a number of obelisks, and the monument that is visible in the foreground of this photograph.

For the Christian Denny and John McAusland who are named on the memorial in the foreground, see NS4075 : Memorial of Daniel McAusland.
The Denny family mausoleum

The Denny family were particularly prominent in the local shipbuilding industry. Their mausoleum is located in NS4076 : Dumbarton Cemetery, and was designed by the architect John M. Crawford (1854-1950).

Dumbarton Cemetery

The cemetery was formally opened on the 4th of October, 1854, replacing the overcrowded parish churchyard. See the Geograph article "Dumbarton Cemetery" Link for a detailed discussion. For biographies of many of those buried here, and for descriptions of their memorials, see Donald MacLeod's "The God's Acres of Dumbarton" (1888), and the same author's "Dumbarton: Its Recent Men and Events" (1898). By 2010, there was concern that Dumbarton Cemetery would run out of space within a decade; New Dumbarton Cemetery Link was subsequently created uphill from the existing cemetery, and opened at the end of December 2015.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 3 March, 2010
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Architect (from Tags)
J M Crawford 
Mausoleum   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4091 7600 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0368N 4:32.9641W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4090 7600
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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