NS4076 : Memorial to John McLeod, Town Architect

taken 6 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Memorial to John McLeod, Town Architect
Memorial to John McLeod, Town Architect
John McLeod was born on the 1st of March 1838, and died on the 8th of August 1888. This memorial to him was erected by his widow Lily S. McLeod, and it stands near the eastern driveway of the cemetery.

John was a native of Dumbarton; he was the second son of the Dumbarton timber merchant William McLeod. As Town Architect, he was responsible for designing several of the impressive monuments that can be seen elsewhere in this cemetery.

[He is not to be confused with the Oban-born John MacLeod who lived in nearby Renton, and who also worked as an architect: NS3878 : Millburn Kirkyard: MacLeod Memorial.]
Dumbarton Cemetery
The cemetery was formally opened on the 4th of October, 1854, replacing the overcrowded parish churchyard. See the Geograph article "Dumbarton Cemetery" LinkExternal 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 LinkExternal link was subsequently created uphill from the existing cemetery, and opened at the end of December 2015.
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 24 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4095 7611 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0968N 4:32.9296W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4095 7611
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