NS5572 : Douglas of Mains Mausoleum

taken 6 years ago, near to Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Douglas of Mains Mausoleum
Douglas of Mains Mausoleum
This mausoleum dates from 1906, only a few years after the cemetery opened, and it is specifically mentioned in the listing text for the cemetery (see the end-note). The Douglas of Mains crest appears on the plaque at its far end.

The location is near the high point of the cemetery (the memorial is also on the berm of the Antonine Wall; the berm is the space between the rampart and the ditch of the Wall).

The family of Douglas of Mains was descended from Nicholas Douglas (fourth son of James, Lord Dalkeith), who in September 1373 married Janet Galbraith, heiress of Mains.

Names connected with the Mains Estate can be seen on the first-edition OS map (surveyed 1861): Old Mains, Mainsmill, South Mains, all in an area centred on c.NS538740. On present-day maps, the name Old Mains appears at NS53887422
New Kilpatrick Cemetery

The cemetery, also known as Hillfoot Cemetery, opened in 1903, and is on the northern side of Boclair Road. Between the Wars (c.1922), it was extended to the north. Its former lodge, at the SW corner, is now a private residence. The line of the Antonine Wall passes through the cemetery, changing direction near the crest of the hill, and two sections of the stone base of the Wall are preserved and open to view (one since 1903, the other since 1921). As mentioned in the cemetery's listing text LinkExternal link (at Historic Environment Scotland) the pathways in the cemetery's northern half were laid out to form the outline of a Roman centurion's helmet.

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Date Taken
Friday, 3 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 13 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5565 7239 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.3716N 4:18.6982W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5565 7239
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