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Vale Of Leven Cemetery, Alexandria

A Category B Listed Building in Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 55.9831 / 55°58'59"N

Longitude: -4.5906 / 4°35'26"W

OS Eastings: 238470

OS Northings: 679709

OS Grid: NS384797

Mapcode National: GBR 0L.W0P4

Mapcode Global: WH3NB.GW65

Plus Code: 9C7QXCM5+6P

Entry Name: Vale Of Leven Cemetery, Alexandria

Listing Name: Alexandria, Overton Road, Vale of Leven Cemetery with Monuments, Bridge, Boundary Wall, Gates and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 29 March 1996

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 389614

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43206

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200389614

Location: Bonhill

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Leven

Parish: Bonhill

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

Tagged with: Cemetery

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James Wilson of Greenock, 1881. Double garden cemetery on hillside overlooking Alexandria.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: squared and snecked red sandstone rubble with ashlar coping; decorative cast-iron pierced piers, urn finials; decorative cast-iron railings and pedestrian gate to right.

BRIDGE: carrying path over burn to secondary graveyard. Decorative entwined vescial pierced balustrade, small terminal piers with pyramidal caps.

MEMORIALS: various late 19th century memorials. Memorial to Mary Thurburn, 1889 obelisk and trumpet-blowing angel.

Kinloch family memorial; Greek memoial with funeral urn, ashlar casket beneath arch of base commemorating death of infant son of Thomas Kinloch.

Statement of Interest

The land on which the cemetery was built was purchased from the Smollett family. The gates and railings were maufactured in the Saracen Foundry in Glasgow.

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