Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow Necropolis
Town, district or village: Dennistoun
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Fir Park Necropolis  

Building Type Classification

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

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 11831  Competition held for design - five design submitted


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 3David BryceArchitect 1831 Competition design - premiated
Item 2 of 3David HamiltonArchitectA1831 In conjunction with John Baird appointed to combine five competition designs into one
Item 3 of 3John Baird 'Primus' (John Baird I)ArchitectA1831 In conjunction with David Hamilton appointed to combine five competition designs into one

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Adam Paterson MonumentEarly English.
Item 2 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Aikens of Dalmoak MausoleumInscription gives James Hamilton as architect. Gamma Division.
Item 3 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Alexander Craig monumentEarly English.
Item 4 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Beattie MonumentCemetery monument to the memory of Reverend Alexander Ogilvie Beattie. Made by J & G Mossman.
Item 5 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Blackie MonumentMonument for Robert Blackie, publisher. Made by J & G Mossman.
Item 6 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, David Robertson (bookseller) MonumentAn inscription gives the architect as James Hamilton. Sculptor Clubb & McLean
Item 7 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Dr Black's MonumentOmega Division.
Item 8 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Façade to Catacombs 
Item 9 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, funeral works 
Item 10 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Gravestone for Chief Constable Alexander McCallSculptor Pittendrigh Macgillivray. Theta Division.
Item 11 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Inglis MonumentObelisk made by J & G Mossman.
Item 12 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, James Davidson of Ruchill MonumentNecropolis is A listed. Beta Division.
Item 13 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Jews Burial Ground, gate and column 
Item 14 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, John Henry Alexander MonumentJohn Henry Alexander was an actor-manager. An inscription gives the architect. Sculptor Fillans completed A H Ritchie. Omega Division
Item 15 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Malloch/Blyth MonumentCost £56. Made by J & G Mossman.
Name uncertain.
Item 16 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Matthew Montgomerie MonumentPerpendicular.
Item 17 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Mausoleum to Major Archibald Douglas Monteath (or Monteith)£500, 30 diameter.

Major Monteath died on 15 June 1842, leaving £1,000 for the purpose.

Sigma Division
Item 18 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Mitchell MonumentMade by J & G Mossman.
Item 19 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, monument 
Item 20 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, monument 
Item 21 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Monument to Charles Clark MacKirdyInscription on monument. Zeta Division
Item 22 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, monument to Constance and Robert MillerInscription on monument.
Item 23 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Monument to Dr John DickOmega Division. Sculptor David Buchanan.
Item 24 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Monument to Henry Monteith of CarstairsSculptor Mossman. Gamma Division
Item 25 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Monument to John Graham GilbertSculptor William Brodie. Situated in Delta Division.
Item 26 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, monument to Sir James Campbell 
Item 27 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Rev George Marshall Middleton MonumentMonument to the memory of the Reverend George Marshall Middleton, first minister of St Vincent Street Church, who died in 1866. Takes the form of an obelisk. John Mossman Sculptor
Item 28 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Reverend Thomas Brown MonumentOmega Division
Item 29 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Robert Muter memorial 
Item 30 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, screen wall and Bridge of Sighs etcBridge of Sighs cost £1240. Gate cost £151. Lodge cost £413 10/4.
Item 31 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Sheridan Knowles Monument 
Item 32 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, Steel MonumentMade by J & G Mossman.
Item 33 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, William Dunn of Duntochter MonumentUpsilon division.
Item 34 of 34Glasgow Necropolis, William McGavin MonumentSculptor Robert Forest. Sigma Division


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Orr-Ewing, Archibald of Ballikinrain1866View of the Merchants' House of Glasgow  Prints minutes of Glasgow Merchants' meetings, 6 January 1831 and 20 September 1831
Item 2 of 4Pagan, J1847Sketch of the History of Glasgow   
Item 3 of 4Strang, John1831Necropolis Glasguensis   
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p138

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Civil Engineer and Architects' Journal18 October 1851   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33890