Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow Necropolis, screen wall and Bridge of Sighs etc
Town, district or village: Dennistoun
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Bridge of Sighs cost 1240. Gate cost 151. Lodge cost 413 10/4.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Fir Park Necropolis,   
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Necropolis, bridge over Molendinar Burn at entrance and gatekeeper's lodge  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cemetery  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cathedral SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61831  Competition
Item 2 of 618331840Build/constructionBridge of Sighs and general processional way with gates, gatepiers and gatehouse. Dates given in other sources.
Item 3 of 618331834Build/constructionBridge - date given in Colvin
Item 4 of 618 October 1833 Foundation stoneOf Bridge.
Item 5 of 61838 Build/constructionDate given by Walker for gate
Item 6 of 618391840Build/constructionDate given in Colvin for Gatekeeper's lodge etc


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4John BryceArchitect c. 1830 Screen wall etc
Item 2 of 4D & J HamiltonArchitectural practiceA18331840Bridge of Sighs etc and general processional way with gates, gatepiers and gatehouse
Item 3 of 4David HamiltonArchitectA18331840Bridge of Sighs etc and general processional way with gates, gatepiers and gatehouse
Item 4 of 4James HamiltonArchitectA1834 Bridge of Sighs etc and general processional way with gates, gatepiers and gatehouse


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Merchants House of Glasgow 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Necropolis 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Blair, George1857Biographic and descriptive sketches of Glasgow Necropolis  pp33, 39
Item 2 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 3Leighton, J M1840Strath-Clutha, or the Beauties of the Clyde  p91

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Buildings of Scotland Research UnitBuildings of Scotland Research Notes (for unpublished volumes) Information per list desciption
Item 2 of 4Glasgow City ArchivesWorsdall Collection Drawings by James Thomson of Baird & Thomson showing repositioning of the Lodge and rear extension and alterations to the Superintendent's (then Curator's) House - Ref TD1309/B/221
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32651 
Item 4 of 4Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material