CATHEDRAL SQUARE, THE NECROPOLIS (Ref:33890)
This building is in the Glasgow Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 15/12/1970.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NS 6048 6554.
Necropolis laid out on similar lines to Pere-La-Chaise, Paris and opened May 1833. major series of mausolea and monuments dramatically sited on steep hill overlooking the Cathedral and formed around Thomas Hamilton`s statue of John Knox, 1825 (Greek, Robert Forrest sculptor).
Documented/ inscribed monuments include:-
1. CATACOMBS - John Bryce, 1836. Jacobean, ashlar facade to intended catacombs.
2. FACADE OF JEWS ENCLOSURE - John Bryce, circa 1836; after manner of Absalom`s Tomb in King`s Dale, Jerusalem. Tall column, gateway with scroll-work arch, much inscribed with extracts from Byron and Scripture.
3. A O BEATTIE (MINISTER OF ST VINCENT STREET UP CHURCH) MONUMENT - Alexander Thomson, 1858. Obelisk and urn with tomb chest on base of polygonal masonry.
4. ROBERT BLACK MAUSOLEUM - circa 1837 (or 1859?). Greek mausoleum. Doric columns in antis.
5. WILLIAM MOTHERWELL MONUMENT - James Fillans, 1851. Bust in Tudor canopy; unusual incised figured frieze.
6. BUCHANANS OF BELLFIELD MAUSOLEUM - Mossman, circa 1884. Greek mausoleum, astylar with draped urns.
7. EGYPTIAN VAULTS - John Bryce, 1837. Egyptian. Large gateway with cast-iron gate leading to vaults.
8. JOHN DICK MONUMENT - Robert Black, 1838 (inscribed). Ionic rotunda and vase on hexagonal base.
9. EWING OF STRATHLEVEN MONUMENT - John Baird I, architect, Mossman, sculptor, 1857. Granite tombchest on plinth with fine metal bas reliefs and portrait.
10. W RAE WILSON MONUMENT - J A Bell (Edinburgh), A Maclean, sculptor (inscribed) circa 1840. Octagonal domed Moorish kiosk.
11. JOHN HOULDSWORTH MAUSOLEUM - John Thomas, 1854. Graeco-Egyptian. Top-lit mausoleum containing sculptured groups of Faith, Hope and Charity.
12. CHARLES CLARK MACKIRDY MONUMENT - James Thomson I.A. FRIBA (of Baird and Thomson), David Buchanan sculptor (inscribed) 1891. Choragic type Corinthian rotunda. Finely detailed.
13. G M MIDDLETON MONUMENT - Mossman, 1866. Obelisk of Alexander Thomson type.
14. REVEREND ROBERT MUTER D.D. MONUMENT - John Stephen (of Scott Stephen and Gale) 1845 (inscribed). Greek. 4 Doric columns enclosing small sarcopgagus.
15. JOHN HENRY ALEXANDER (actor-manager) MONUMENT - James Hamilton, arc hitect, A Handyside Ritchie, sculptor, 1851 (inscribed). Elaborate theatrical monument; proscenium with curtains enclosing inscription.
16. WILLIAM McGAVIN MONUMENT - John Bryce, architect (inscribed), Robert Forrest, sculptor, 1834. Large baroque monument with statue.
17. DUNN OF DUNOTCHER MONUMENT - J T Rochead, W and R nicholl, Glasgow builders (inscribed) circa 1849. Severe classic. Large with Roman Doric angle pilasters, domed, massive base.
18. ARCHD. DOUGLAS MONTEITH MAUSOLEUM - David Cousin (Edinburgh) 1842. Neo-Norman. Elaborate "Temple Church" type.
19 BUCHANAN OF DOWANHILL MONUMENT - James Brown (inscribed) of Brown and Carrick, 1844. Greek choragic type. 2-stage superimposed Corinthian orders.
20. AIKENS OF DALMOAK MAUSOLEUM SHARED WITH BARTON AIKEN OF KIPPEROCH AND BELCH OF DRUMOYNE - James Hamilton, IA, circa 1875. Graeco-Renaissance. Large with dome and granite shafted columns.
21. JAMES DAVIDSON OF RUCHILL MAUSOLEUM - J T Rochead, Hamilton and Miller, sculptors (inscribed) 1851. Greek. Rectangular temple with anta pilastrade with screens between. Gates by Sun Foundry.
22. PETER LAWRENCE (Sculptor) MONUMENT - Mossman, 1840. Circular base with portrait roundel, figure symbolic of life with dashed torch.
23. LAWRIE FAMILY MONUMENT - J Smith, Shanks, sculptor (inscribed), mid 19th century. Greek, mural with pedimented centre.
24. SLOAN FAMILY MONUMENT - James Hamilton (of D and J Hamilton, circa 1836. Pedestal scrolled at base and capped by urn.
25. WALTER MACFARLANE OF SARACEN FOUNDRY - ob. 1885. Mural monument, bronze panel by Bertram MacKennel, London, 1896 (inscrbed).
26. CONSTANCE AND ROBERT MILLER - John Keppie (inscribed), circa 1893. Aedicular frame, Greek. Red and grey granite, bronze capitals and detail.
27. NEILSON OF ARNEWOOD - James Thomson, circa 1895.
Also memorials of lesser architectural interest, eg to Lord Kelvin (ob. 17.2.190()), and family; John A Campbell, architect; John Baird, architect (ob. 18.12.1859, aged 61); Alexander Stephen, engineer (ob. 1891); Alexander Allen, shipowner.
GLASGOW AT A GLANCE.
Pagan, HISTORY OF GLASGOW.
Civil Engineers and Architects Journal, 18.10.1851.
Gunnis. DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS.
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