NS7994 : Ballengeich Cemetery

taken 4 years ago, near to Stirling, Great Britain

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Ballengeich Cemetery
Ballengeich Cemetery
There are no gravestones in the area from which the picture was taken, but there are unmarked graves here. The gap in the wall to the right provides access to the network of paths on Gowan Hill (the Gowan Hill Heritage Trail): see NS7994 : Path on Gowan Hill, taken only a few metres along the path on the other side of that gap.

In the present picture, Stirling Castle is prominent in the left background, separated from the cemetery by the Pass of Ballengeich.
Ballengeich Cemetery, Stirling

The cemetery opened in 1888 as an extension to the existing burial grounds ("The Old Town Cemetery") Link beside the Church of the Holy Rude, but it is not contiguous with them. It is separated from Stirling Castle by the Pass of Ballengeich, and it occupies the southwestern part of an area of high ground that was once collectively referred to as the Gowan Hills.

An information panel (present in 2018) near the main entrance relates that the cemetery opened in 1888, the first interment being that of a labourer's wife from the Raploch on the 11th of June of that year. There are 58 Commonwealth War Graves.

A still later extension of the Old Town Cemetery was the Snowden Cemetery Link which was created in 1924 beside the existing Old Town Cemetery.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 27 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7918 9409 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:7.4522N 3:56.7074W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7920 9407
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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