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1. Where is the Southern Necropolis ?

The Southern Necropolis is situated on Caledonia Road in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.

2. What does “Necropolis” mean ?

The word originates from the Latin “Necro” meaning Death, and “Polis” meaning City.

3. How many burials within the cemetery ?

There are 250,000 burials (approx).

4. How many Necropolis cemeteries in Glasgow ?

Southern (Gorbals), Northern (Townhead), Eastern (Janefield, Parkhead) and the Western (Lambhill)

5. How big is the Southern Necropolis ?

The cemetery is approximately 21 acres in size.



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