Dumbarton Cemetery :: Shared Description

The cemetery was formally opened on the 4th of October, 1854, replacing the overcrowded parish churchyard. See the Geograph article "Dumbarton Cemetery" Link for a detailed discussion. For biographies of many of those buried here, and for descriptions of their memorials, see Donald MacLeod's "The God's Acres of Dumbarton" (1888), and the same author's "Dumbarton: Its Recent Men and Events" (1898). By 2010, there was concern that Dumbarton Cemetery would run out of space within a decade; New Dumbarton Cemetery Link was subsequently created uphill from the existing cemetery, and opened at the end of December 2015.
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NS4076 : Memorial to John Hetherton by Lairich Rig
NS4075 : Memorial of Daniel McAusland by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Dumbarton Cemetery by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Memorial to Alexander Denny, Town Clerk by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Memorial to William Whyte, Shipowner by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Ancient Shepherds' Monument by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : The Bell Memorials by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Gravestone of John Orme by Lairich Rig
NS4075 : Memorial to John McKechnie by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Memorial to George Burns by Lairich Rig
NS4075 : Memorial to John Denny, Town Clerk by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Memorial fountain (detail) by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Memorial to the Campbells of Barnhill by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : The Richard Memorial by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Gravestone of John Ure by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : The Wotherspoon Memorial by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Memorial to John McLeod, Town Architect by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Memorial to Robert Glassford Mitchell by Lairich Rig
NS4075 : The Gilfillan Memorial by Lairich Rig
NS4075 : Memorial to Roderick McKenzie by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : The Risk Family Memorial by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Dumbarton Cemetery by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Memorial to Dr William Swan Stuart by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : The Denny family mausoleum by Lairich Rig
NS4076 : Memorial to the Ewings of Strathleven by Lairich Rig

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Created: Mon, 24 Oct 2011, Updated: Sun, 2 Oct 2016

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