St James’ Graveyard, Benwell


The graveyard at St James’ Church in Benwell was consecrated in 1832. The graveyard was extended in 1858 because of the large number of burials, many from the workhouse (at the site later used for the General Hospital), and further land was added in 1899. Amongst the estimated 12,300 people were buried in the graveyard are 625 marked graves. The earlier graves include members of many rich and powerful families who used to live in the area.[1] This is the location of the family tomb of Richard Grainger, who redeveloped Newcastle’s city centre in the 19th century; the tomb was designed by John Dobson and is Grade 2 Listed. John Buddle, the famous mining engineer, is also buried here.

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A Guide to St James' Graveyard
- A detailed guide rich with photographs and historic maps about the graveyard and some of those buried there.

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St James' Church, Benwell, Newcastle

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Tyne and Wear HER(12887): Benwell, Church of St. James, churchyard
- "The churchyard was consecrated in 1832. It was extended to the south in 1858 to accommodate a large number of burials from the workhouse. Further land was added in 1899 ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(9085): Benwell, Church of St. James, Grainger tomb
- "Tomb. Circa 1861 for Grainger family. Cast iron and ashlar. T-plan enclosure formed by dwarf walls with chamfered coping, and Gothic-style arcaded railings; lattice lower section and top decoration of ...

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West End Stories: St James’ Heritage & Environment Group

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Tyne and Wear HER(12878): Benwell, Church of St. James, vault of John Buddle and family
- "John Buddle's vault was designed by John Dobson. Buddle was a colliery manager and mining engineer who introduced a number of improvements in mining techniques. Buddle owned land in ...

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John Buddle (1773-1843)
- Overview About John Buddle John Buddle was born in West Keyo, County Durham in 1773; he went on to become a prominent mining engineer and entrepreneur and known locally as ...
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Tyne and Wear HER(12884): Benwell, Church of St. James, grave of Rev. William Maughan
- "Maughan was the first vicar of St. James' Church. He held the post from 1843 until 1877. He married Mary Atkinson, widow of Robert Thomas Atkinson who was John Buddle ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(12879): Benwell, Church of St. James, grave of William Cochrane Carr
- "William Cochrane Carr owned Benwell Colliery and South Benwell Firebrick Works. On his death the workforce subscribed to a memorial stone to be placed at the foot of his grave."

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Tyne and Wear HER(12883): Benwell, Church of St. James, grave of Bishop Arthur T. Lloyd
- "Bishop Arthur Thomas Lloyd lived at Benwell Towers, the traditional home of the Bishop of Newcastle. Lloyd was the third Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle in 1903 {1 ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(12880): Benwell, Church of St. James, grave of William Isaac Cookson
- "Cookson was an industrialist involved in glass, lead manufacture and coal mining. He trained in Michael Farady's laboratory. He lived at Eldon Square, then Benwell Hall before retiring to ...

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St James' Heritage and Environment Group
- St James’ Heritage and Environment Group is an independent voluntary organisation in Benwell, Newcastle. It was set up in 2010 to support the restoration and improvement of St James’ Church ...

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