NS2676 : Memorials from the Old West Kirk

taken 8 years ago, near to Greenock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Memorials from the Old West Kirk
Memorials from the Old West Kirk
There is an inscription on the large obelisk on the left:

"This memorial is in commemoration of the removal and re-interment here of the remains of those buried in the Old West Kirkyard, Greenock, AD 1928."

This refers to the relocation of NS2777 : The Old West Kirk in 1926-28; see NS2777 : Inscription on Old West Kirk, NS2776 : Former site of the Old West Kirk and NS2776 : Original burial site of Highland Mary. A few of the old memorials were transferred to the kirkyard of the Old West Kirk in its new location: see NS2777 : Behind the Old West Kirk, and links to individual stones from there.

However, the remainder were transferred to the area shown in the present photograph, where they are grouped closely together. Many of the stones are now overgrown, but a few of the inscriptions are still legible. For one example (from the western corner of the enclosure), see NS2676 : Gravestones from the Old West Kirk.
Greenock Cemetery
The cemetery, which is laid out on Bow Hill, opened in 1846. For detailed information, see the Geograph article "Greenock Cemetery" Link and, for a map and useful guide, the booklet "Greenock Cemetery Walks" LinkExternal link (PDF) produced by East End Advisory (funded by Inverclyde Council); the PDF link works, as of January 2016.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 September, 2011
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Burial ground, Crematorium 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2638 7630 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8964N 4:46.9198W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2638 7628
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