Westgate Hill Cemetery


In June 1825 a meeting of 'protestant dissenters and other persons' was held in Newcastle, which appointed a committee to forming a new cemetery - John Fenwick proposed a commercial cemetery which was not to be consecrated, based on the example of Chorlton Row Cemetery in Manchester which had opened in 1821. Proposals for the new cemetery were published In September 1825 with subscribers to the scheme buying £10 shares to fund the purchasing of land. The Westgate Hill Cemetery Company purchased site here in Arthur's Hill / Summerhill, by Westgate Road, in December 1828. John Green was appointed as architect and William Falla advised on landscaping. The first burial took place in October 1829.[1] Westgate Hill Cemetery is Grade II listed.

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Westgate Hill Cemetery

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WESTGATE HILL CEMETERY - List Entry
- "In June 1825 a meeting of `protestant dissenters and other persons' was held in Newcastle upon Tyne and a committee appointed with the aim of forming a new cemetery (Outline ...

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Entrance to Westgate Hill cemetery from Westgate Road

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Westgate Hill Cemetery

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Westgate Hill General Cemetery

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Westgate Hill Cemetery

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Gate piers, walls and piers to Westgate Hill Cemetery

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Gate piers, walls and piers to Westgate Hill Cemetery (2)

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Cemetery corner at Elswick Road/Westgate road junction

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Clennell Family tomb in Westgate Hill Cemetery

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Arthur's Hill, Newcastle
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Arthur's Hill, Newcastle
- Overview About Arthur's Hill Map Street View   Arthur's Hill is an area of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The area is situated one mile west of the city centre, in ...
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Westgate Road
- Westgate Road takes its name from the West Gate of the Town Walls, one of the main entrances to Newcastle in Medieval times. It is a major road starting in the city ...
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Benchmark on Westgate Hill cemetery wall pier

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Westgate Hill Cemetery, gateway on Westgate Road

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