"Southern Necropolis - a hidden gem" Glasgow Things to Do Tip by mykitten

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The Southern Necropolis is located in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. It was officially opened in July 1840 with the first burial on 21st July 1840. The cemetery was a private concern until 1952 when GLasgow Corporation took over ownership.

The gatehouse was constructed in 1848 and designed by Charles Wilson (he also designed Glasgow Academy, Great Eastern Hotel and Rutherglen Town Hall amongst others). He is also buried in this cemetery.

Other famous inhabitants include Alexander "Greek" Thomson, Sir Thomas Lipton and Allen Glen.

There is a heritage trail available at http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Parks_Outdoors/HeritageTrails/SouthernNecropolis/ which gives a history of the cemetery and a map of those interred.

Address: Caledonia Road, Gorbals
Directions: At the south side of Gorbals

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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