NS3975 : Dumbarton West Kirk: the Buchanan Memorial

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

Dumbarton West Kirk: the Buchanan Memorial
Dumbarton West Kirk: the Buchanan Memorial
The picture was taken from the vicinity of the MacAuslan Memorial (NS3975 : Dumbarton West Kirk: the MacAuslan Memorial). The area shown here is behind the church halls (NS3975 : Dumbarton West Kirk: church halls). For what is just out of shot to the right, see NS3975 : Dumbarton West Kirk: former burial ground.

The memorial at the centre of the picture has the name "Buchanan" carved in relief on its base. On its near side, it commemorates a Captain William Buchanan who died at Kinneil, Lamlash, on 25 October 1890, aged 67; his wife Ann Walker who died in the same place on 12 April 1901, aged 79; and their children.

An inscription on the right-hand side commemorates a different Captain William Buchanan, a Glasgow steamboat owner, who died at Kinneil on the 1st of June 1911, aged 62; and his son, who was killed in the First World War.
Dumbarton West Kirk
The present church building opened in 1888, and is the work of Dumbarton's town architect, John McLeod. It replaces William Spence's 1860 church building, which stands immediately to the south of the present church, and which now serves as church halls. The 1860 building, in turn, replaced the original Relief Church at West Bridgend, which was built in 1794, and which stood in the same area. The associated burial ground, now cleared away, also dated from 1794.
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 24 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3902 7548 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.7189N 4:34.7595W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3904 7549
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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