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The Howff, Barrack Street, Dundee

A Category A Listed Building in Dundee, Dundee

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Latitude: 56.4615 / 56°27'41"N

Longitude: -2.9728 / 2°58'22"W

OS Eastings: 340152

OS Northings: 730357

OS Grid: NO401303

Mapcode National: GBR Z9M.6R

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.9VMC

Plus Code: 9C8VF26G+JV

Entry Name: The Howff, Barrack Street, Dundee

Listing Name: Meadowside and Barrack Street, the Howff

Listing Date: 12 July 1963

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361526

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25312

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200361526

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Maryfield

Traditional County: Angus

Tagged with: Cemetery

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Burial ground established 1564; blind arcading 1601; wall and railings to Meadowside David Neave 1828, gateway to Barrack Street James Black, 1833. High rubble and ashlar sandstone wall to E at Barrack Street, blind arcade (perhaps once open) with sculpted capitals and memorials facing burial ground, roofed burial enclosure to S; piered round-headed gateway with sarcophagus caps and large achievement of arms at parapet, iron gates; 2 capped rusticated gatepiers with iron gates. Low

saddleback-coped ashlar wall to Meadowside curving to Barrack Street, single and paired gates and tall iron railings. S and E boundaries formed by rear elevations of Bank and Reform Streets respectively. Funerary monuments from 16th-19th centuries.

Statement of Interest

The burial ground was formerly part of the lands of the Greyfriars granted by Mary Queen of Scots to the burgh of Dundee in 1564. The name Howff (meeting place) derives from the fact that the Dundee Incorporated Trades met here until 1776. The collection of funerary monuments is claimed to be second only to those at Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh.

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