Having visited Laurencekirk
graveyard some years before I had been assured there were more stones to
be found at another location within the village. Well, its taken me a
while but I finally caught up with them!
Still known locally as the
'English church' Saint Laurence Episcopal can be found on the High
Street. Walking uphill (heading south) you will see the prominent Free
church building on your right. Keep walking. Set back a little from the
road, you will find the Episcopal church on the left. It's a nice
looking church with a rather a splendid clock set on the gable. The
monuments, such as they are, can be found round three sides of the
church. I counted a mere 39 on my visit.
The gravestones were nearly all in good condition, with the exception
of one, which has lost nearly the entire face. Most are very modern but
a few refer to Victorian times. The grounds were in very good condition,
and despite the rain on my visit, they made for pleasant walking.
Parking is easy - outside on the High Street. If however you take the
next street on the left, and then left again you come to a car park at
the back of the church. In front of you is yet another splendid building
dated 1858 and now used as a local public library. In fact I counted
five different church type buildings on my visit - I now gather that at
one time there were 3 churches and 3 meeting halls. Not bad for such a
small place and a reflection of its one time importance.
Worth a look if you are in the area - it won't take you long!
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