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Glasgow's Southern Necropolis in Winter

Monday, January 04, 2010

Today, the big freeze continued. This is proving the coldest winter in Britain since 1981.

Because of time constraints, aggravated by the weather, I took the soft option and went off by car to explore Glasgow's Southern Necropolis which contains the remains of some 250,000 people.

The paths in the Necropolis were hard packed snow and very treacherous. However, I managed to follow most of the Heritage Trail which entails the memorials to some of the more celebrated of the deceased, covering about half the 31 in the official Trail. These are detailed below.

Robert Paterson and Family

James Goldie
Franciscan Benefactors


James Salmon

Alexander 'Greek' Thomson (Architect)

The white Lady
Allan Glen
George Geddes and Family
Lieutenant Robert Alexander Bogue MC

John Robertson

Dr Nathaniel Paterson DD


Thomas Bollen Seath
360 degree video clip of the Necropolis

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Southern Necropolis Glasgow Scotland

Sunday, July 12, 2009

This evening, I am posting a video clip of Glasgow's Southern Necropolis (City of the Dead).

This is a fascinating site containing the remains of 250,00 people. Due to vandalism there is an an 'eery' quality about the site, especially as dusk falls.

Although located in what is/was a deprived social area (the Gorbals), the burial ground does contain interesting grave stones from a wealthy class comprising merchants, traders, shipbuilders and architects from the time when Glasgow was known as the 'second city of the (British) empire'. There are also memorials to soldiers. ministers of religion, musicians, actors plus artisans and tradesmen.

I operate a separate Glasgow Ancestry blog which contains many records of the deceased from the Southern Necropolis. I am always surprised by the high level of mortality, particularly infant mortality during the 19th C Victorian era with families sometimes losing 4 or more young children.

Glasgow Council has, helpfully, devised a Heritage Trail through the Necropolis which visits the graves of some of the more celebrated deceased persons.




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Southern Necropolis Glasgow Scotland

Friday, January 16, 2009

This morning, I paid a visit to Glasgow's southern Necropolis which is located close to the Gorbals area. Historically (18th century) Gorbals and Hutchesontown was an upscale area and consequently the Necropolis (City of the dead) contains remains of, and memorials to, various wealthy and renowned citizens of its day ranging from literary people to businessmen to engineers and architects. For more information on this fascinating, if somewhat eery, cemetery refer to this web page.

Below is a brief video clip of part of the cemetery which was taken from the main entrance area.

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