Millfield Graveyard

Illus: Ordnance Survey Map showing the location of the private Burial Ground near the North Lodge (National Library of Scotland).

In December 1871 catastrophe struck when four children of the Campbell family of Millfield House along with their nanny died of an infectious disease, called “the plague” by the locals.  Due to the nature of the illness they were interred in a private cemetery at the northern end of the drive;  now the site of several flats adjacent to the Texaco Petrol Station at the west end of Polmont Main Street (the bodies were reinterred at Polmont Cemetery when the petrol station was built).

Millfield Graveyard     SMR 724         NS 9327 7887

G.B. Bailey, 2021