Leith Old Cemetery (Jericho)


Leith's old cemetery in the middle of the abandoned whaling station

Description

The Leith(Old) cemetery sits in the middle of the abandoned whaling station. At the time it was used, however, the station was located a few hundred metres further North and the cemetery would have been on a bare hillside. A landslide buried part of the original station, hence its nickname 'Jericho'.

The old Leith cemetery (Jericho)

Access

The cemetery is inside the Leith Harbour Prohibited Area, declared by the Government in 2010 to prevent access to the dangerous station site.