NS2676 : The Neill Memorial

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

The Neill Memorial
The Neill Memorial
The left and right pillars of this memorial, which has a Gothic pinnacle, bear inscriptions commemorating, respectively, Stewart Neill (14th Dec 1832 9th May 1881) and Robert Neill (2nd Dec 1822 18th Mar 1881), both of whom were writers (in the legal sense) in Greenock. The memorial is signed "Lang", and bears the following verse:

"Nor blame I death because he bare
The use of virtue out of earth:
I know transplanted human worth
Will bloom to profit otherwhere."

These words are from Tennyson's "In Memoriam A.H.H."; compare NS4763 : An unusual memorial.
Greenock Cemetery
The cemetery, which is laid out on Bow Hill, opened in 1846. For detailed information, see the Geograph article "Greenock Cemetery" Link and, for a map and useful guide, the booklet "Greenock Cemetery Walks" LinkExternal link (PDF) produced by East End Advisory (funded by Inverclyde Council); the PDF link works, as of January 2016.
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2667 7613 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8112N 4:46.6350W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2666 7613
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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