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Victorian Necropolis, Glasgow, Scotland
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Victorian Necropolis Glasgow

The Glasgow Necropolis is a 15-hectare (37-acre) Victorian cemetery, located on a low but very prominent hill to the east of the Cathedral of Saint Mungo in Glasgow, Scotland.



Five interesting facts about the Necropolis:

  • It was established in 1832.
  • It was modeled on the world-famous Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris and built in the Classical Revival architectural style.
  • The first burial was that of a Jew, Joseph Levi, a jeweller who died of cholera in 1832.
  • 50,000 burials have taken place here.
  • Approximately 3500 monuments exist here.

Glasgow Necropolis
Entrance to the Necropolis, Glasgow

Glasgow Necropolis
Monuments of the Necropolis, Glasgow

Glasgow Necropolis
Monuments of the Necropolis, Glasgow
Glasgow Necropolis
Monuments of the Necropolis, Glasgow
Glasgow Necropolis
Monuments of the Necropolis, Glasgow

Address: The Necropolis, Castle St, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland, United Kingdom


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