Rules and Regulations
for the Western Necropolis
The Western Cemetery Company Limited
Mr Joseph LAMONT received a small printed booklet from the Managers of the above named Cemetery, on 12 December 1900. Mr. Lamont's mother had died in Glasgow on the 21st of November, and her son Joseph purchased a Single Lair (Class II) in Section O of the Western Necropolis to bury her remains. The burial was effected on the 23rd of November.
The non-demominational cemetery opened in 1882, and Mary Jane [nee KIRKPATRICK] Lamont was the 18,146th person to be buried there. By mid-October, 1995, 98,398 burials had taken place.
The small booklet that Joseph Lamont received from the Cemetery managers detailed all of the Rules and Regulations in force in late 1900, and contains a schedule of Fees, and a Scale of Prices. The booklet was comprised of a cover, and two sheets of paper, folded, with one staple through all three sheets in the middle of the fold. Images of the booklet show below.:
There is, of course, a wikipedia page for this Cemetery, which is accessible here.
As of the time of writing this article (21 April 2022) Find A Grave presents 3,580 photographs of memorial stones found in this Cemetery [the number of memorial stone photographs had increased to 4,406 as of 19 December 2022]. This site can be accessed here. The Find A Grave site suggests that these photographs represent about 20% of the total, which further suggests that only around 17,900 memorial stones exist in the Cemetery today.
Billion Graves has a site for this Cemetery, accessible here, and this site suggests that there are currently 12,121 memorial stones there.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commmission site, accessible here, presents details about the almost 500 allied air, land & sea men they say are buried in this Cemetery,
The Cemetery is managed today by the Glasgow City Coucil, but they seem unwilling to provide any detail or information about the Cemetery. Registers of Interments are apparently held in the Glasgow City Archives at the Mitchell Library, and most records are accessible through the catalog at FamilySearch.
- Bruce D. Murduck
- Category: Lamont