New Providence District Bahamas
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The Garden of Remembrance adjoins the Cathedral on the south side. The focus of the garden is the statue of Jesus and a small Columbarium, a facility for the interment of ashes (remains) of the departed. Because the vestry of 1785 forbade the further making of graves on the grounds of the Cathedral, another way of interring the departed needed to be devised. (There are several authentic tombs in the gardens surrounding the Cathedral, dating back to 1760.) The Cathedral had acquired property on the corner of Shirley and Charlotte Streets for that purpose. That site, which was bought from a group of Scots residing in Nassau, was known as the Scots Burial Grounds. That was to later be the site of Queens College School and is presently the site of Claughton House. Today, the Cathedral has the Garden of Remembrance as their soulution.