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Old Graveyard

Located at the west end of the High Street in the village of Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders, the Old Graveyard today forms a public park, with the evidence of its former use limited to a few grave-stones around the periphery of the site. In the centre is the memorial to those seamen killed in the Eyemouth Disaster of 1881, many of whom lie buried here. This may also have been the site of a pre-Reformation church.

Despite adding an additional layer of soil to allow further burials after a Cholera epidemic in 1849, the graveyard was full once again by 1885 and a new cemetery was opened on the edge of the village.


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