NS2776 : Duncan Street Burial Ground

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

Duncan Street Burial Ground
Duncan Street Burial Ground
A number of the most ornate memorials in this burial ground are set along its south-western wall, where they are largely hidden by trees.

In this view, the nearest one is "sacred to the memory of John Pritchard of the island of Dominica, merchant, who died on his passage from that island to Britain in 1797", and "to Jane Moody his spouse".

To its left, with a squat obelisk beside it, is one for "William Marshall, died at Ladyburn, 27th January 1833, aged 66 years", "Fanny Fulton his spouse, died 30th December 1830, aged 61 years", and members of the same family.

Further away, near the left-hand edge of the picture, is another elaborate memorial, this one for John Farquhar and his wife Marion McKelvie: NS2776 : The Farquhar/McKelvie Memorial.
Duncan Street Burial Ground
This burial ground, created on land feued in 1816, is adjacent to the earlier Inverkip Street Burial Ground Link but it was, at first, separate from it (see Link for a more detailed history). An original entrance from Duncan St was closed after that street was levelled; an opening to the adjacent Inverkip Street Burial Ground was then created instead. "Renfrewshire MI pre-1855" (vol 1) has all of the inscriptions. The Duncan 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)
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Thursday, 1 August, 2013
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Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2741 7607 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.7949N 4:45.9226W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2740 7607
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