Auchenblae cemetery lies deep in
the Mearns countryside a little to the west of Auchenblae village. There
are some lovely views from this resting place with the Black Hill and
Drumelzie Wood easily spotted to the west.
Burial records range from
December 1929 to date. Auchenblae cemetery is still currently open with
quite a few plots still unused. The earliest inscription that I noted on
my visit was 1850. There are approximately 300 stones here, nearly all
of which are fairly standard 20th century designs. Of course there are
always exceptions with perhaps the memorial shown on the right being the
The grounds are in excellent condition with the grass well kept and
the gravel paths clean and weed free. Yet another tribute to the
dedicated band of council workers who go about their work, largely
unseen and uncredited.
The day of my visit was one of the hottest on record for that area.
Touring the cemetery was a real delight with great views in almost every
direction. However I could well imagine it would be very cold indeed in
more typical weather as it is a very exposed site.
Well worth a visit. While you're there take some time to look at the
village as there are some very interesting architectural styles to be
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