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Name: Charles Tennant

Born: 1768 in Laigh Corton, Scotland

Died: 1838 in Glasgow, Scotland

Profession: Chemist, Industrialist

See also:

Charles Macintosh


Charles Tennant is buried in the Necropolis. He was sharply aware of the atmospheric pollution his works were creating and so he ordered the building of the worlds highest chimney - 450 feet high - in an attempt to lose his fumes into the upper atmosphere. Tennant's Stack was a Glasgow Landmark well into this century.

Over the decades the St Rollox works has been one of the cities worst eye-sores. Chemical waste was dumped in the Sighthill area causing a deadly spread of contaminants through the soil, which local people called the Stinking Ocean.

Charles Tennant’s tomb is located at the top of the hill in the Glasgow Necropolis.

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