Auld Aisle Cemetery

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Auld Aisle Cemetery
Kirkintilloch, Auld Aisle graveyard gateway and watchhouse - geograph.org.uk - 1338021.jpg
The watchtower at Auld Aisle Cemetery
Coordinates 55°55′57″N 4°08′18″W / 55.9324°N 4.1384°W / 55.9324; -4.1384Coordinates: 55°55′57″N 4°08′18″W / 55.9324°N 4.1384°W / 55.9324; -4.1384
Listed Building – Category A
Designated 14 May 1971
Reference no. 36646
Auld Aisle Cemetery is located in East Dunbartonshire
Auld Aisle Cemetery
Location of the cemetery in East Dunbartonshire

The Auld Aisle Cemetery is located in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The cemetery is protected as a category A listed building,[1] and includes graves dating back to the eighteenth century.[2]

History[edit]

The cemetery formed the grounds of St Ninian's Church, a pre-Reformation parish church. St Ninian's was abandoned after 1659, following the division of the old parish of Lenzie into Cumbernauld and Kirkintilloch. The watchtower dates from the early 18th century, and the gate lodge was built when the cemetery was extended in 1863.[1]

Notable burials[edit]

War Graves[edit]

The cemetery contains the graves of 38 Commonwealth service personnel, 17 from World War I and 21 from World War II.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Listed Building Report". Hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk. 1971-05-14. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  2. ^ Stephen Stewart (2006-04-24). "Cemeteries and parklands damaged by horse riders - Herald Scotland | Sport | SPL | Aberdeen". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Alexander Bain (1811 - 1877) - Find A Grave Memorial". Findagrave.com. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  4. ^ "Nicola Ann Raphael (1985 - 2001) - Find A Grave Memorial". Findagrave.com. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  5. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report. Breakdown obtained from casualty record.