NS4076 : Memorial to William Young: detail

taken 12 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Memorial to William Young: detail
Memorial to William Young: detail
For the whole structure, see NS4076 : Memorial to William Young.

William Young was from Stevenston (NS2742) in North Ayrshire. He trained as a sculptor in Greenock, and some of his work appears in that town's own cemetery (see Link for an article about Greenock Cemetery).

After spending some time in Australia, William Young moved, in about 1857, to Dumbarton; he died there on the 15th of May, 1882, aged 54.

The memorial has a human-sized warning angel (this gives some indication of the monument's overall size), with a bronze medallion likeness of Mr Young above it.
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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This photo is linked from: Articles: · Angels on Memorials · Dumbarton Cemetery Automatic Clusters: · William Young [3] Other Photos: · Memorial to William Young · Dumbarton West Kirk: the MacAuslan Memorial ·
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 November, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4096 7611 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0970N 4:32.9200W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4096 7611
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