NS2776 : Greenock Cemetery Gates renovation

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

Greenock Cemetery Gates renovation
Greenock Cemetery Gates renovation
The gates were most recently coloured black, but the original green colour is being restored. The former Orangefield Baptist Church (now a theatre) is in the background, with St Patrick's RC Church partially visible on the left.
Greenock Cemetery Gates Renovation 2017
The Category B Listed gates LinkExternal link are located at the South Street roundabout entrance to the cemetery. They were built in 1847 to a design by the renowned architect Charles Wilson. The iron foundry work was undertaken by McCulloch and Co of Glasgow.

The large stone gate piers are in Greek Revival style, with carved Greek detailing and flat square caps. The tall double sided ornate cast iron gates and railings feature wreaths surmounted by a St Andrews cross motif, which can also be seen in the gate pier design.

By 2016 it was brought to the attention of Inverclyde Council that the gates and walls were in poor condition and in need of major renovation. The renovation works included jet-washing and shot-blasting to remove old paint and repainting of the gates, fence, gate piers and walls.

The cramped corner location of the site and the very close proximity to the busy A78 Inverkip Road presented challenges to the contractors who had to maintain access to the cemetery and crematorium for the duration of the works.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Burial ground, Crematorium 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2704 7614 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8246N 4:46.2803W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2704 7615
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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