From within the headstone rows of the Southern Necropolis stands an iconic monument that has captured the imagination of many and gave rise to local legend..... (more)
The unique gatehouse entrance to the Southern Necropolis was built in 1848 and designed by Glasgow architect Charles Wilson, his final resting place is also within the cemetery and marked by a large granite obelisk.... (more)
Responsible for many fine buildings throughout Glasgow, his definitive style setting him in a class of his own. Born on 9th April 1817 in the Stirlingshire village of Balfron... (more)
Opened in 1840 the Southern Necropolis offered the people of the Gorbals an “affordable and respectable” place of burial ......
The Southern Necropolis is the final resting place of over 250,000 individuals who have contributed to the rich historical legacy of Glasgow. South Glasgow Heritage Environment Trust is proud to present this unique and fascinating publication, giving the reader an insight into the history and some of the characters interred within the cemetery.