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Cathcart Cemetery

Cathcart Cemetery is a cemetery in East Renfrewshire, Scotland, which was opened in 1878 . It is named after the nearby neighbourhood of Cathcart on the southern outskirts of Glasgow, but does not actually fall within the city boundaries. It is bounded to the east by the White Cart Water, with Linn Park on the opposite bank. Other surrounding residential areas to the west are Muirend and Netherlee. The grounds of Holmwood House, a mansion designed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, are located a short distance to the north.[1]

It is divided into two sections, the older section and the newer Linn extension, divided by Netherlee Road. There are war graves in both sections; a total of 238 Commonwealth service personnel of both World Wars are buried here.[2] There is also a Jewish section.

The cemetery contains the William and Mary Hood mausoleum, which is based upon the Philae Temple of Hathor.[3] The cemetery gatehouse had been derelict for ten years until it was restored as a family home, winning a Glasgow Institute of Architects Design Award in 2011.[4]

Notable burialsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Holmwood House (Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Bulletin Photographs, 1993), The Glasgow Story
  2. ^ "Cemetery Details". cwgc.org. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Cathcart Cemetery". DiscoverGlasgow. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Cathcart Cemetery Gatehouse". Glasgow Institute of Architects. Retrieved 30 September 2014.

Coordinates: 55°48′32″N 4°15′54″W / 55.809°N 4.265°W / 55.809; -4.265