Nellfield Cemetery

Cemetery Lodge, Nellfield Cemetery
The grave of William Alexander in Nellfield Cemetery
Mass grave for orphans, Nellfield Cemetery

Nellfield Cemetery is a Victorian cemetery in south Aberdeen, Scotland. It lies on the Great Western Road (A93), near its eastmost end.


The cemetery was formerly the site of Nellfield House and its garden. It was last owned by the Gibbon sisters who had inherited it from their uncle, Alexander Martin. The cemetery dates from 1834 and for many years house and cemetery co-existed, with the cemetery limited to the northern section of the garden.. The house was demolished sometime after 1860 and in 1871 the cemetery was extended.[1] The cemetery was extended again in 1881. The cemetery lodge and entrance gates were designed by Aberdeen architect James Souttar in 1881.[2]

It contains 46 Commonwealth War Graves.[3]

The cemetery was taken into the control of Aberdeen City Council in 1979. The Council restored the cemetery and received a commendation from the Civic Trust for this work in 1982.[4] In 1985 the cemetery and monuments were designated as a listed building.[2]

Burials of note[]


  1. ^ "Nellfield House, Aberdeen". Archived from the original on 2021-10-25. Retrieved 2022-10-07.
  2. ^ a b Stuff, Good. "Nellfield Cemetery, 27 Great Western Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeen". Archived from the original on 2021-10-26. Retrieved 2022-10-07.
  3. ^ CWGC. "Aberdeen (Nellfield) Cemetery | Cemetery Details". CWGC. Archived from the original on 2022-10-07. Retrieved 2022-10-07.
  4. ^ "Nellfield Cemetery | Civic Trust Awards". Archived from the original on 2022-10-07. Retrieved 2022-10-07.

Coordinates: 57°08′20″N 2°06′58″W / 57.13889°N 2.11611°W / 57.13889; -2.11611