The Mortuary Chapel was designed by Patrick Allan-Fraser as a memorial to his late wife Elizabeth and her deceased parents John and Elizabeth Fraser (née Parrott). Everyone who visits quickly realises that this is a remarkable building, possibly the most unusual and most instantly appealing of the many fine buildings within Arbroath. However, it is also very important on a national scale. It could claim to be one of the best buildings of its date in Scotland. The building is also notable for its eclectic mix of styles, including reference to Scottish, English and possibly other precedents from East European Gothic. Every part of the building is important because every part received great care in design.
Meet at the Mortuary Chapel in the centre of the Western Cemetery. The Mortuary Chapel is located about 20 minutes walk from Hospitalfield Hosue, or 5 minutes by car. Tickets must be purchsed in advance online or in person at Hospitalfield's Walled Gardens.