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Brief description of site

The informal design and planting was the result of applying picturesque theories of landscape design to a burial ground. A more formal area, dating from the late-19th century, was laid out in the old walled garden. The cemetery provides the setting for a number of significant funerary monuments.

Brief history of site

Dean Cemetery was laid out from 1845 onwards by William Cousin on a site once occupied by Dean House and its grounds.

Location information:

Address: Dean Cemetery, 63 Dean Path, Edinburgh, EH4 3AT

Locality: Edinburgh

Local Authorities:

Edinburgh, City of

Historical County: Midlothian

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 66 Grid Ref: NT237740
Latitude: 55.9529 Longitude: -3.22348

Directions:

The cemetery is one mile west of the city centre, next to the Dean Gallery.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Dean Cemetery is open every day from 9am until sunset.

Key information:

Form of site: cemetery

Purpose of site: burial ground

Context or principal building: cemetery

Site first created: After 1845

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 4.3

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