NS3979 : The Barlas/Forrest Memorial

taken 7 years ago, near to Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

The Barlas/Forrest Memorial
The Barlas/Forrest Memorial
The enclosure is set against the northern boundary wall of NS3979 : Alexandria Parish Churchyard. The initials WB can be seen at the top of the structure; this memorial was erected by the Alexandria builder William Barlas (who died in 1894, aged 74) to commemorate his wife Veir Forrest (who died in 1863, aged 45), and their son Archibald, who died in 1849.

William's wife is also commemorated in some local place-names. See the entry for "Veir Place" at LinkExternal link (Vale of Leven website); for a view of Veir Terrace, also mentioned there, see NS3975 : Veir Terrace, Dumbarton.
Former Alexandria Parish Church
The building dates from 1840, and is no longer in ecclesiastical use. See LinkExternal link (at the Vale of Leven website) for more on the history of this church in relation to others in the area.
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3912 7997 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.1390N 4:34.8245W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3912 7996
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