NS2776 : Inverkip Street Burial Ground

taken 6 years ago, near to Greenock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Inverkip Street Burial Ground
Inverkip Street Burial Ground
This is a view diagonally across the burial ground, from the south-east corner, looking to the north-west. The slanting memorial in the foreground is one of several for the Fullarton family, who were among the earliest applicants for burial in this ground. The obelisk that can be seen left of centre is for the minister George Moscrip: NS2776 : Memorial to George Moscrip.

Click on the end-note title for other pictures taken within this burial ground.

Thomas Nugent has three earlier pictures of this burial ground Link / Link / Link and a picture of its entrance: NS2776 : Old graveyard. He also has a set of pictures taken in the adjacent NS2776 : Duncan Street Burial Ground; see that item for the links.
Inverkip Street Burial Ground
This burial ground opened in 1787; the existing one at the Old West Kirk had, by then, proved too small for Greenock's growing population. See a Geograph article Link for a more detailed history. For all of the inscriptions, see "Renfrewshire MI pre-1855" (vol 1). The adjacent Duncan Street Burial Ground Link was created in 1816. These grounds were closed up in 1859, having been superseded by Greenock Cemetery: Link
The Inverkip Street Burial Ground is discussed in the last few pages of LinkExternal link (PDF).
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 29 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2739 7613 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8267N 4:45.9441W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2742 7613
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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