Old Burying Ground

Old Burying Ground (HM1H3N)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia 23690 Halifax Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 44° 38.609', W 63° 34.339'

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Le Vieux Cimeti?re

English

The Old Burying Ground, which contains more than 1,200 head and footstones, constitutes a unique concentration of gravestone art. A rich variety of styles, poignant images and carving skill is reflected in these old stones. The winged skulls and the winged heads, or soul effigies, are exceptional. Used by all denominations, the Old Burying Ground served the city of Halifax from 1749 until its closure in 1844. Fenced and landscaped in the 1860s, it was restored as a park and outdoor museum in 1990-1991. It bears silent witness to the complex cultural traditions of early British North Americans.


French

Cet ancien cimeti?re, qui renferme plus de 1,200 pierres tombales, offre un collection unique d?art fun?raire. Dernier repos de fid?les de toutes croyances, il servit la ville d?Halifax de 1749 ? 1844. Des images poignantes de d?gagent de ces vieilles pierres de style tr divers et de facture remarquable. Les cr?nes et les t?tes ail, ou effigies des morts, sont exceptionnels. La cl?ture de l?am?nagement paysager remontent aux ann?es 1860, et le cimeti?re a ?t? restaur? en tant que parc et mus?e ext?rieur en 1990-1991. Il t?moigne de la complexit? des traditions culturelles au d?but de l?Am?rique de Nord britannique.
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HM NumberHM1H3N
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
2. Old Burying Ground MarkerThis marker is next to the fence on the left.  Marker ConditionNo reports yet Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 8:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 454613 N 4943506
Decimal Degrees44.64348333, -63.57231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 38.609', W 63° 34.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 38' 36.54" N, 63° 34' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1460 Barrington St, Halifax Nova Scotia 23690, CA
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