The last of Glasgow’s four Necropoli to be built, established in 1882, the Western Necropolis is also the largest and furthest afield from the city centre. It is also unique among the other three in that it has a Crematorium on the grounds.
The building was designed by James Chalmers in 1893, and completed just a few years later. It was the first crematorium in Scotland, and the third to be built in the whole of Great Britain.
The Western Necropolis forms part of a larger cemetery network with the adjoining Lambhill Cemetery and St. Kertigern’s Cemetery, the latter named after the founder of Glasgow, St. Mungo, using his other name.
Further afield lies the Glasgow Garnethill Hebrew Burial Ground, which was founded in 1989, catering to the city’s Jewish community.
The Western Necropolis also contains 355 First World War Burials, many of them contained in section P, with a small group in section N.
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