Westgate Hill Cemetery, Newcastle upon Tyne - Newcastle upon Tyne

One of the earliest garden cemeteries in England (1829) and the earliest in the North East. Despite having lost its chapel, and the original layout being obscured by vegetation, the character of the site remains legible. The remaining monuments are of a style particular to early cemeteries and many have been damaged through weathering, vandalism and ivy growth. Invasive weeds and scrub, along with vandalism, anti-social behaviour and minimal management, risks the loss of further legibility and fabric. A conservation management plan is now in place for the site.

Westgate Hill Cemetery, Newcastle upon Tyne - Newcastle upon Tyne
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Westgate Hill Cemetery
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1001680
    Local Planning Authority:
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Cemetery

Location

    County:
    Tyne and Wear
    District / Borough:
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Newcastle upon Tyne Central
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    Medium
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, 4 LBs, part in CA