The Howff Graveyard


Left the missus and the wee chimp to do some shopping and went off to take some photos.

This is the Howff graveyard bang smack in the middle of Dundee city centre. The Howff was originally the gardens of the Grey Friars Monastery which was destroyed round about 1547/8 it was then gifted to the city by Mary, Queen of Scots in 1564 as a burial ground the last burial was round about 1857.

Apparently the west wall is from 1601 I think it was part of the city defenses could be wrong though.

The griffin and tower pictures are from buildings outside the graveyard. The griffin on top of the old Post Office building and the tower once housed Barrack Street museum underneath it.


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