THE CEMETERY

THE LISTED GRADE 2* AND 2 BUILDINGS, WALLS AND MONUMENTS

Although we love Jesmond Old Cemetery, being brutally honest, it cannot really match the grand splendour of some of the Victorian cemeteries we’ve visited in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh but it does, nevertheless, have its own fair share of Listed buildings, walls and monuments that we can be justly proud of. This section of our […]

SEXTONS and SUPERINTENDENTS

The first Sexton employed by the Newcastle General Cemetery was a Mr. John Atkinson. Born in Morpeth in 1791, John can be found in both the 1841 Census and the 1851 Census, along with his wife Mary and daughters Hannah and Charlotte, living in ‘Jesmond Cemetery’, with his occupation being recorded as ‘Sexton’. John Redshaw, […]