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Mar's Wark Cemetery
Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland

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Mar's Wark Cemetery, Stirling, Scotland

GPS: 56.121435, -3.944925

Mar Place
Stirling, Scotland

Published: May 6, 2020
Total records: 5,280

Burials in Mar's Wark Cemetery are administered by Stirling Council, Scotland..

Cemetery History

Mar's Wark Cemetery (officially named Mars Place Cemetery), is located between the old Mar's Wark townhouse and Valley Cemetery. The cemetery is named after the famous "Mar's Wark" a townhouse that dates back to 1570, built by John Earl of Mar, the then Governor of Stirling Castle.

It is one of the five adjoining cemeteries that make up the greater "Old Town Cemetery". The other four cemeteries are Valley Cemetery, Holy Rude Churchyard, Drummond Pleasure Ground, and Ladies' Rock. Snowdon Cemetery, which is also adjacent to these five cemeteries, is generally not considered to be part of the Old Town Cemeteries.

Mar's Wark Cemetery was created as a result of Valley Cemetery. Valley Cemetery (located adjacent, west side of Mar's Wark) was opened in 1857, and burials there grew rapidly. Eventually they spread into the Mar's Wark Garden (the present-day location of the cemetery). Over time, the Mar's Wark Garden area became known as "Mar's Wark Cemetery", and today officially named, "Mars Place Cemetery".

Stirling Council Records

Records below were acquired from Stirling Council on April 29, 2020. These records were compiled by the Council on April 8, 2020. They include dates of burial from 1866 to 2018.

Dates below are presented in (dd/mm/yyyy) format.

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