Glasgow Necropolis

Photo: Alan Crumlish

John Bryce


Category A Listed

Inspired by Père Lachaise in Paris, the world’s most famous graveyard, this competition-winning design contains the tombs of some of Glasgow’s finest. Its impressive monuments were designed by the city’s greatest architects, including John Baird, John Bryce, J. T. Rochead, Alexander Thomson and Charles Wilson. Thomas Hamilton’s monument to John Knox from 1825 presides loftily over the whole ensemble. This ‘city of the dead’ is appropriately entered across a “Bridge of Sighs”, over the Molendinar Burn. The bridge, the gates and the entrance lodge were all designed by David and James Hamilton in the 1830s.