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Eastern Necropolis (Janefield Cemetery)
The city’s third Necropolis was opened in 1847, shortly after the larger Southern Necropolis opened in Gorbals. It was laid out in the large grounds of Janefield House, and as a result is sometimes known as Janefield Cemetery.The house itself was owned by wealthy grocer Robert McNair, who named it for his wife, Jean Homles. McNair was known as a bit of an eccentric Glasgow character; he often dressed in bright, colourful fashion, and ordered that the key-stones in the arches above his shop be cut to look like absurd human faces.
The Eastern Necropolis, like many cemeteries in Glasgow, is the final resting place for a number of armed forces personnel lost in the two World Wars. It also has a small Jewish section opened by the Glasgow Hebrew Congregation in 1855, although it has not been regularly used by the Jewish community since the early 1900s.
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