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A view up the hill looking from the entrance.

 

 

 The small parish church of Logie-Dundee was dedicated by Bishop David of St Andrews in 1243, it stood at the top of a steep slope, skirted by the road to Lochee. No trace of the church remains, but a burial aisle built by Major Fyfe of Logie Smithfield occupies its site. Although very little of this now remains.

Although no date can be given, a stone fragment of a coffin from around the 14th or 15th Century was found at Logie.

In the early 19th Century Logie was described as "the most desolate burial-ground in Scotland, as there was no enclosure to keep out man nor beast." During the day it was a grazing ground for cattle and at night it was a haunt for footpads (un-mounted highwaymen). In one corner was a dung heap and in another an extensive piggery. Accommodation was so limited that the footpaths were converted into burial pits. In 1837 an eight foot wall was built by public subscription and a small burn on the north side paved over and converted into a footpath

The cemetery was closed to interments in 1870.

Around the same time as with the Howff, the vast majority of stones were given a number which was chiselled into the southerly edge. With No 456 being presently the highest number still visible, it gives an indication of how big the original cemetery was. Over the years a great many have disappeared, and so there are now only a scattering of headstones upon the hill.

There was a list made up in 1978, which was also published within Angus Monumental Inscriptions, and has the remaining stones renumbered from 1-137. I have used this listing to enable some kind of order while making up this section. There have been a few more stones, either vanished or unreadable, since 1978. Within the headstone inscription pages the old and new numbers are shown, the new numbering is prefixed with a *