Hamilton_Carluke White Church Cemetery – Revised to 2009


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Other Known Names: Fiddler’s Green Road Cemetery

Street Address:        99 Garner Road East

Location: Lots 43 & 44, Concession 4, Ancaster

Type of Cemetery: Religious (Methodist Episcopal, United) Responsible Agency: White Brick United Church Cemetery Board Status for Burials: Open for burials         Plot Plan: None

Size:         Medium, 420 monuments

Date of Opening: 1845

Fencing: Chain link, hedgerow, and wood Monument Types:      flat, upright and column Monuments of: Marble and granite

Located on the southeast corner of Carluke Road and Shaver Road, this cemetery was in use as early as 1831. The first Presbyterian church in the area was established in 1846 and in 1850 a permanent building known as White Church was completed.

The White Brick Church and Cemetery are located on land formerly owned by John Rymal. Originally the site of an Episcopal Methodist Church, the congregation came to use the churchyard as a burial ground as early as 1846. With the Methodist Union of 1874, the church was used as a Sunday School and meeting house, and is currently used only once per year. The church continues to administer and maintain the cemetery.