NS7994 : Ballengeich Cemetery: the northern end

taken 4 years ago, near to Stirling, Great Britain

Ballengeich Cemetery: the northern end
Ballengeich Cemetery: the northern end
The rock face on the left is evidence of the very extensive quarrying, and subsequent infilling with topsoil from elsewhere, that, as noted on an information panel near the main entrance (NS7994 : Ballengeich Cemetery: entrance), had to be carried out during creation of the cemetery, in order to change the profile of this part of the hill.

The path shown here turns left not far ahead; just after disappearing behind the rock face, it reaches the top of a flight of steps.
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 7908 9422 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:7.5208N 3:56.8074W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7909 9421
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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