Celtic Cross Designed By Charles Rennie Mackintosh

MagsWilliamson

East Kilbride, United Kingdom

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This gravestone was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and was his earliest recorded commission, carried out when he was a young architect.

It’s in remembrance of Alexander McCall (1836-1888) who was the Chief Constable of the Glasgow Police for 18 years.

Mackintosh’s father was a policeman so perhaps he got the commission through family connections.

The bronze panel is by James Pittendrigh Macgillivray.

You can find this Iona cross at The Necropolis in Glasgow. As you cross the Bridge Of Sighs it’s on the right hand side. You need to find the path alongside the full length statue of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hope Pattison which is halfway up the hill on the right. Walk past his statue, follow the path that leads down into what was the quarry and go up the small set of steps to the left. Then follow the left of the two grassy paths that appear. In a few yards you’ll find the cross on your left hand side. Until recently it was lying face down in two parts but it has now been repaired.

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