Mortuary Chapel Walk & Tour
During Hospitalfield's TRADE Autumn Season open weekend. take the chance to follow a facilitated walk past several buildings made by Patrick and Elizabeth Allan Fraser, Hospitalfield's last owners, including The Steadings and North Lodge, which concludes at the Mortuary Chapel built as a memorial to Elizabeth Allan Fraser following her death in 1873.
14.30 Departure on foot from Hospitalfield House, route along Westway, past The Steadings, North Lodge, along Arbirlot Road West and East Muirlands Road.
15.10 Arrival at the Mortuary Chapel in Western Cemetery and commencement of Tour (if you are just joining for the tour you can arrive for this time).
15.40 End of visit to Mortuary Chapel.
The extraordinary Mortuary Chapel was built by Patrick Allan Fraser after Elizabeth Allan Fraser’s death in 1973, with many of the stone carvers who had worked on Hospitalfield House. Patrick Allan Fraser later gifted it to the people of Arbroath as a non-denominational chapel.
During the walk you will hear about the history of the buildings en route. Once at the Mortuary Chapel you will hear about the making of the building and have a chance to explore.
You have the option here to book for the walk and Mortuary Chapel tour or just for the Mortuary Chapel tour. Places on both are limited, so booking is essential.
The walk is approximately 30 minutes long and will leave from the front door of Hospitalfield House. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
The Mortuary Chapel can be viewed from the ground floor but also has steep, spiral stairs to the higher levels. For safety numbers are limited when accessing the higher levels and we ask you to be very careful when navigating the stairs and balconies.
This walk is part of the Meander project initiated by Hospitalfield.
This event is part of Angus Heritage Week, 1 to 10 September 2017