Restoration

Ironwork

The iron railings are another important part of Stirling's Old Town Cemetery's conservation and restoration project. Railings to the perimeter of the Valley Cemetery, made of a combination of cast iron and wrought iron, had been damaged over many years by corrosion and vandalism. Each individual railing was surveyed along with its corresponding stone cope and either repaired in situ or replaced in cast iron, matching the original detail exactly. Gates to the Cemetery were repaired and the missing side gate was replicated accurately, and replaced. The railings to the Drummond Pleasure Ground, fabricated at a later date, required less work.

Other iron features that underwent restoration included Pithy Mary Bridge, and the Post and Chain railings surrounding the Pithy Mary Pond. The finest iron feature on the site, the ornate Thomas Hadden Cross was fully conserved, retaining all the original flowers and leaves.