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Cemeteries Burial Grounds & Churchyards

St Mary's Church
Gateshead

The Ballast Hills Burial Ground
Newcastle on Tyne

Westgate Hill General Cemetery
Newcastle on Tyne

St Paul's Chapel Westgate Hill
Newcastle on Tyne

St John's
Grainger St
Newcastle on Tyne

All Saints
All Hallows

Newcastle on Tyne

St Andrew's
Newgate St
Newcastle on Tyne

St Simon
Simonside
South Shields

Westoe Cemetery
South Shields

St Hilda
South Shields

Harton St Peter
South Shields

St Stephens
The Lawe
South Shields

Christ Church
North Shields

St Nicholas
West Boldon

Preston Cemetery 
North Shields

Shot at Dawn

Vanished Burial Grounds

Holy Trinity   
South Shields

Quaker Burial Ground
Coach Lane
North Shields

The Laygate Burial Ground
South Shields

Quaker Burial Ground
John St.
Cullercoats

 Holy Trinity
South Shields

Graveyard Walks
Stories from the Stones

Take a peek at Tyneside's graveyards and cemeteries. The shamefully neglected Westgate Hill General Cemetery, St Paul's Burial Ground, The well maintained but eerie Westoe Cemetery, Ballast Hills Burial Ground, The long forgotten and badly used St Hilda's Churchyard & more.
This web site is a free resource for genealogists, family researchers or anyone who is interested in the social history, art and architecture, which can be found in all  churchyards and cemeteries You do not have to join or log in and photographs are freely available to copy, the only restrictions being held under the ''creative commons' licence I have applied.

Inscriptions are a wonderful source of information for both the local historian and for the genealogist. Even the briefest epitaph can reveal such details as name, age, date of death, religious denomination and social class, while the more elaborate inscriptions can plot an entire family history.
Old churchyards and cemeteries feature a mixture of a few old family tombs and vaults, South large and impressive family or individual graves and footstones, as well as the more traditional and reasonably-sized graves. Environmentally most of the cemeteries I have photographed have a mixture well-maintained areas and some of are more or less neglected. Of the cemeteries I have covered South Shields seems to take more pride in keeping these areas well maintained although as in St Mary's Churchyard Heworth, there is evidence of some over zealous 'tidying up'

There is evidence of vandalism in son some areas but little evidence yet, of the recently introduced health and safety concerns, resulting in many gravestones being pushed over to lie flat, many face down, however Westoe Cemetery has is now displaying information that work is to begin laying flat any stone which is deemed to be unsafe. Gateshead Council has recently announced they have no plans to do so. Whether there is a plan to erect the headstones again if they are 'pushed over' is anyone's guess.
 

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