NS7993 : Snowdon Cemetery

taken 4 years ago, near to Stirling, Great Britain

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Snowdon Cemetery in this square
Snowdon Cemetery
Snowdon Cemetery
The end-note mentions that Snowdon House used to stand here, before the cemetery was created. The position of the centre of the house was almost where the bench is; in fact, it corresponds to the position of the patch of grass just to the left of the bench.
Snowdon Cemetery, Stirling

The Snowdon Cemetery was created in 1924. Centred on NS79059391, it is just to the northwest of the Valley Cemetery, but is distinct from it, having its own enclosing wall. Before the Snowdon Cemetery was created, a building called Snowdon House stood there, at about NS79039390; it was at one time the residence of Dr Patrick Doig (d.1833).

Just south of the cemetery, at NS79069386, is a small eminence that early OS maps (c.18581898) label "Brandy Hill", but which the 1913 map revision calls "Crandy Knowe"; the latter seems the more historically authentic name: Robert Chambers, in "A Picture of Stirling" (1830), calls it "the Crandy Hill".

See Link for the adjacent Old Town Cemetery (comprising the Valley Cemetery, the Kirkyard, Mar's Wark Cemetery, the Star Pyramid and Drummond Pleasure Ground, and Ladies' Rock), and for references to more information about this area.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Primary Subject of Photo
Cemetery 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7904 9390 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:7.3478N 3:56.8372W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7904 9389
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