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The Star Pyramid

Separated by a driveway from the Valley Cemetery, the Drummond Pleasure Ground was laid out as a setting for the Star Pyramid which is a massive sandstone ashlar pyramid which dominates this area, standing on a stone stepped base upon a shaped grassy mound. Marble Bibles rest on the base of each face of the pyramid, which is also carved with references to Biblical texts.

The pyramid is enclosed by wrought iron railings, with stone steps to S flanked by 2 stone globes (once surmounted by bronze eagles). A Bible and Confession of Faith were sealed into an inner chamber in the pyramid. The Pithy Mary pond lies to the W of the Star Pyramid with bridge of wrought / cast iron work including later repair work and a grassed slope beyond to the W with lawn and deliberately placed rocks. There are no gravestones within Drummond Pleasure Ground other than William Drummond's sarcophagus to the NW of the pyramid; polished grey granite inscribed 'Born 14 February 1793 Died 25th November 1888' on its stepped base.

Outside the church is the Valley Cemetery. In past times was the site of jousting tournaments and markets. The Cemetery has a Pyramid, built by William Drummond in 1863.
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juliozzy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thanks for the story! Had seen (and photographed) that and I was wondering why that pyramid there =) Awesome shot!
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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Nariane Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
:clap:
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FalseMaria Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
:) My favourite haunt.
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:) On a good night it's stunning.
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FalseMaria Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
It certainly looks so.Lovely shot.:)
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bravethunda Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
awesome shot!
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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bravethunda Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
:)
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November 5, 2012
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Nov 2, 2012, 10:12:59 PM
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