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Scotsville Cemetery 1817
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Keldar5
N 42° 53.182 W 081° 17.385
17T E 476339 N 4748236
Quick Description: A small cemetery on the outskirts of the city.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 12/1/2016 6:01:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMTJVJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 1

Long Description:
Description of Historic Place

Scottsville Cemetery is located at 5190 Colonel Talbot Road, on the east side of Colonel Talbot Road, south of the Highway 402 south interchange, in the former Township of Westminster, now the City of London. The cemetery was established in the early 1800s.

The property was designated, by the City of London, in 2002, for its historical and contextual value or interest, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law L.S.P.-3334-25).

Heritage Value

The Scottsville Cemetery is a component of a larger rural residential landscape. It is distinguished topographically by a rise of approximately six feet, above the road level along the northwest that then descends to a dip of three feet below the road level, at the southwest. It is likely that this topographical attribute contributed to the site being selected as a burial ground. The rise and dip create a perception of separation from traffic along Colonel Talbot Road. The northern property edge is delineated with a fence line, the east with a row of white spruce trees which date to the late 1800s and the early 1900's. The southeast edge is bordered by a length of fence and the southern edge by a white cedar hedge.

Scottsville Cemetery was established in the early 1800s and registered in 1853. It served as a burial ground for some of the earliest settlers of Westminster Township. The most prominent individual interred within the Scottsville Cemetery is Peter McGregor, the first settler of the original town of London. His original oak grave marker deteriorated over the years and is now housed at the London Museum. A new marker was installed and dedicated in the early 1980s.
Link to Property in The Ontario Properties Database: [Web Link]

Building or Property Type: Cemetery or Cemetery Building

County or Regional Municipality: Middlesex

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