San Andres’s former cemetery

Present entrance of the former cemetery

Present entrance of the former cemetery

The municipality of San Andres in Catanduanes has an abandoned heritage cemetery that is now empty except for the remaining walls made of mamposteria, rocks piled on top of one another, located in Barangay Wagdas. There is scant information about this structure and I don’t know when this was built and who built it except that a Wikipedia entry indicated that it was abandoned in the American colonial period and became a plantation.

The structure itself is not in good condition. Sections have been opened to give way to a residence entrance at the back while the current main access might have been another closed section that has been breached. There are also some houses that have been built directly beside the fence.

At one side, facing north, is a pair of columns that might have marked the original gate. A small section of the walls has paletada while the rest are exposed mamposteria.

Portion of the walls beside the front garden

Portion of the walls beside the front garden

Lateral walls shows eroded portions at the bottom

Lateral walls shows eroded portions at the bottom

Lateral wall near the back

Lateral wall near the back

Portion of the wall with incomplete paletada

Portion of the wall with incomplete paletada

Portion of wall at the lateral entrance

Portion of wall at the lateral entrance

Entrance of the former cemetery

Entrance of the former cemetery

Portion of the wall showing the left entrance column

Portion of the wall showing the left entrance column

Entrance of the former cemetery as seen from the inside

Entrance of the former cemetery as seen from the inside

Corner section of the walls

Corner section of the walls

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