Monday, 20 May 2019

Glasgow Necropolis

Yesterday afternoon, the group enjoyed a guided tour of the Glasgow Necropolis. The cemetery was planned and financed by the Merchant's House of Glasgow. Architects David Hamilton and John Bryce designed other parts of the cemetery. 

The Necropolis is to the east of the Cathedral and houses 50,000 bodies. Only about 3500 graves have headstones and there are 32 mausoleums. Architect Alexander Thomson designed many of the tombs.

The Necropolis is a "Who's Who" of Glasgow's elite as well as some of Scotland's elite. Some of the key players in Scottish history have monuments here but are buried elsewhere. 

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