This graveyard is
what was John Knox Church in the area of Aberdeen known as Mounthooly.
This rectangular shaped walled cemetery is adjacent to the main road but
is in fact easily missed. The church building was opened in 1835, with the
first burial taking place on 24 May 1837.
The roads adjoining the site are busy routes with no
parking. The nearest free parking is in the nearby Spital area, but it
may take a while to find a space. One of the few church graveyards
within the city but less well known than most of the others.
Just a few years ago the church building was sold and
though the church exterior is still intact the inside
has been completely refurbished as apartments. Presently the
churchyard is fine, but a cloud must now hang over the long term
security of this gravesite.
There are approximately 450 plots within this
small graveyard though few of the memorials are of outstanding merit.
There is however one gravestone worthy of note as it's made of wood! See
centre picture below.
Worth a visit, if only to examine one of our
smaller city centre resting places.
Note that the Aberdeen and North-East Family History Society have
published an MI for this graveyard which I would strongly recommend to
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