NS2776 : Entrance of burial ground

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

Entrance of burial ground
Entrance of burial ground
Some of the oldest memorials in the burial ground (such as those for the Kippen, Anderson and Fullarton families) are located near the far corner, close to the tree; see, for example, the NS2776 : Gravestone of John Kippen.

For a view of the entrance from the other side, see NS2776 : Old graveyard. Some time after that picture was taken, an inscribed tablet was placed there: NS2776 : Entrance of burial ground: detail.

In the present view, the stone set in the wall in the left foreground is for Robert Bannatyne. At the lower left corner of the picture is part of the memorial for the merchant Gabriel Wood. For a view of these, and for more information, see NS2776 : Burial place of Gabriel Wood.
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 These grounds were closed up in 1859, having been superseded by Greenock Cemetery: Link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)
Friday, 2 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2738 7617 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8481N 4:45.9552W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2737 7616
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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