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. Liaison with the Council has developed a project to produce a conservation plan 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


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

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