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Railings And Boundary Walls, Dean Road Cemetery Including Gatepiers

A Category C Listed Building in Bo'Ness, Falkirk

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Latitude: 56.0119 / 56°0'42"N

Longitude: -3.6162 / 3°36'58"W

OS Eastings: 299330

OS Northings: 681063

OS Grid: NS993810

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.T9JP

Mapcode Global: WH5R2.F561

Plus Code: 9C8R296M+QG

Entry Name: Railings And Boundary Walls, Dean Road Cemetery Including Gatepiers

Listing Name: Dean Road Cemetery Including Gatepiers, Railings and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 23 March 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398555

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50485

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bo'Ness

County: Falkirk

Town: Bo'Ness

Electoral Ward: Bo'ness and Blackness

Traditional County: West Lothian

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Circa 1881. Cemetery containing notable grave monuments. To Dean Road: 4 large square stone corniced gatepiers with base course and overhanging pyramidal caps arranged to form 2 side pedestrian entrances and 1 inner vehicular entrance. To Dundas Street: similar set of 4 gatepiers, painted and with integral kerbstones. To Deanfield Street: similar set of 4 gatepiers, some parts sympathetically replaced, pedestrian access to right now part-infilled.

To Dean Road: low stepped squared and snecked sandstone coped wall with decorative railing. All gatepiers have decorative cast-iron gates. To W, high sandstone rubble wall with semicircular coping.

Late Victorian to present day monuments, many granite. To E, particularly fine unpolished granite large monument to George Cadell Stewart and his wife Tamar Taylor Tweedie by W G Rowan. Advanced square piers flank incised Lamb of God with Evangelists. Signed and dated (1914) by Rowan.

Statement of Interest

The Dean Road Cemetery was laid out by James Strang in 1881 and comprised about half its current extent. It was rapidly expanded to its present size and appears as such on the 1913 Ordnance Survey map. The three sets of monumental gatepiers are particularly impressive with their decorative gates and railings, those to Dean Road being slightly later. Of particular note is the striking Cadell Stewart monument by the architect, W G Rowan, which has some excellent symbolic detailing. The Dean Road Cemetery is an imposing contribution to Bo'ness' social history.

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