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Westoe Cemetery opened in 1857, and covers an area of 15 acres.

Some well know local figures are buried here including Dr Thomas Winterbottom and Robert Ingham. The cemetery is now closed to new graves, although existing family graves may still be used. Unfortunately there is no longer a chapel or office on site and the cemetery is closed to vehicles. Whilst they  welcome careful and considerate dog owners, dogs must be kept on a lead no longer than 1.5 metres. It is an offence to not clean up after your dog.
Access is from Erskine Road, South Shields. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintain 17 war graves here.
 

Open the photograph album left to view many more pictures of the cemetery, unusual stones and epitaphs. I will add more photographs as I visit this cemetery. If you would like to add your own, please contact me, and if they are suitable, I will add them, with an acknowledgement. There a several pages in this album.



Who is buried in Westoe Cemetery?

Gravestone/Memorial/Monument Photographs
Names underlined are live links. May contain more than one page and/or images

Allen John

Engine driver died after a collision near Highbury Station. 1854
Allen Samuel
Almond Lost at sea with the SS Said
Arnott Drowned in the River Tyne. 1871
Atkinson  
Augustus Drowned in Tyne Dock aged 1 years old
Barrow  
Bedlington
Bewick CWGC.
Binks  
Blyth  
Boas  
Bowery/Durelle  
Brock  
Brown  
Brunswick  
Chase Master Mariner
Christie  
Crofton Waller  
Cunningham  
Darling  
Davison  
Emery  
Elten  
Fairles Descendent of Nicholas Fairles a murdered .magistrate
Glover  
Green  
Hart Ship owner

Hall

 
Hedley Died from an accident at the Shields pier.
Hewetson  
Hymers  
Heddell  
Jackson  
Kelly  
Koster  
Lawson G  
Lawson Rev. H  
Main  
Martin  
McDearmid Captain 1879
Milne  
Moffitt/Foster/Powell/ Patton  
Newham/Pilter  
Oates  
Parker Robert Accidentally strangled at work.
Parker/Hall  
Paxton  

Pearson

 
Peel  
Prime  
Pickering/Fryer  
Pickering R Pilot
Pringle Master Mariner 1875
Purvis  
Raw  
Ridley/Irving Manager of the National Provincial Bank
Ridley/Pilter  
Robinson  
Robson T D  
Saville Town & River Missionary
Scott  
Shaw
Sigsworth
Simm Master Mariner. 1849
Smeddle Surgeon
Smyth/Allen  
Stephenson  
Stokell  
Stott Pilot. 1874
Thompson/Lee  
Thompson  
Tighe  
Tinn/Glinton/Dickinson  
Tose  
Toshach  
Venus Dorothy A  
Venus John  
Weightman Ship owner
Wigg  
Winterbottom  
Wood Wm Mater Mariner.  Died at Port Elizabeth Cape Colony 1882
Wood/ Brown Master Mariner. 1871
Young Nicholas Stonemason
Young R A Lost on the cargo steamship Edith. 1869
Young T CWGC

Who Is buried In Westoe Cemetery with no known memorial or memorial not found
 

James Allender
The Irish Giant

William Stoker


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