graveyard contains approximately 500 monuments. The stones in
certain parts of the site are overlapping and somewhat irregular.
Many gravestones have suffered over the years and there is ample evidence of
broken and overturned ones. It has obviously suffered vandalism,
though mercifully the bulk of the monuments can still be enjoyed.
The graveyard is flat at the rear of the site, but
drops steeply at the front. Some plots are still vacant on the
slope looking towards the sea. The ground is in good condition and
presently well maintained. I do worry though about the stone fragments
lying on the grass. These will likely disappear, either under the grass
or 'tidied up'.
St Peters graveyard is located on the South
Road. This is the main road towards the town centre from Aberdeen. You can park on the South Road just outside the
gates. An impressive pinnacle faces you as you walk towards the
graveyard. A fitting and dominating monument to the war dead.
For those with ancestors from Peterhead this graveyard
is a must. Not the prettiest of the NE but worth a visit none the
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