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Lost Graveyards – St Mungo’s


St Mungo’s New burial ground was opened in 1832.  It adjoined Castle Street on the east and lay between the Royal Infirmary and the Asylum for the Blind.  It was designed and executed by James Cleland, superintendant of Public Works for Glasgow Town Council and author of ‘Annals of Glasgow’, a history of the city’s […]

Lost Graveyards – Wellington St Crypt


When the Associate Congregation of Anderston left their premises in Cheapside Street in 1828, it moved into a new building in Wellington Street, designed by architect John Baird.  Images of the church can be viewed on the Lost Glasgow website. The church had a crypt in which interments were regularly made. The use of intramural […]

Lost Graveyards – Anderston Old


Until 1770, the villagers of Anderston had to travel to Glasgow to worship in the Barony Church or one of the Dissenting churches. One James Monteith was a member of a Dissenting congregation in the the Havannah Church, off High Street and, following a disagreement with the church, he and some friends built their own Relief church in Anderston, the area’s first church.

The Glasgow Necropolis


The Glasgow Necropolis was opened in 1832, in response to the creation of the magnificent Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. It was built on land owned by the Merchants’ House which had previously been used as a pleasure garden and arboretum. Although dominated by the earlier monument to John Knox, founder of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland, the cemetery was always designed to be inter-denominational