Photos of Newcastle

Byker/Heaton Cemetery

This Victorian Cemetery was opened as ‘Byker & Heaton Cemetery’ on April 24th 1890. It is a large space enclosed within a brick wall. Within it are two fine chapels to the north and south of a lodge at the west entrance gates. A tree-lined central avenue runs the length of the cemetery, and paths branch from this to form a grid in the cemetery .


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery


Byker/Heaton Cemetery



More information:
The Landscape Design of the Cemeteries in Newcastle upon Tyne. Tells the history of the cemetery.





6 comments:

Elly said...

I'm really interested in visiting this cemetery as many of my ancestors lived and died in Byker and Heaton and seeing this has made me wonder whether they are here. I think they were very poor though, so possibly wouldn't have enough money for gravestones. I don't suppose you would know if there are any graves for the Nunn family do you? I was also wondering if you know whether there is still a Harbottle Street in Byker and a Falmouth Road in Heaton? My ancestors lived in these streets for many years and my Dad remembers going up to Falmouth Road to visit where members of the family occupied 3 houses in a row. A big step up from having a family of 10 or more in a 4 roomed house in Byker.

ILuvNUFC said...

Hello and no, I'm sorry but I've no idea about the Nunn family but maybe the council can help you out Deaths, Funerals and Cremations.

All the houses on Harbottle street were demolished as part of the 1970's redevelopment but a short stretch of it still remains see here Harbottle St - Byker and a bigger part of the street remains which is now known as Harbottle Court. And at the eastern end an open area known as Harbottle park still exists.

Older terraced housing still exists on Falmouth Rd. Funnily enough I've lived very close to both of hem roads in my life although I'm only 36, for a few more days anyway! :)

If you can find out a door number for Falmouth Road then let me know and I will stick a photo of it up on my Heaton page.

The top floor in the new city library has all kinds of old registers available to be searched for free if you live near enough.

Roy Miskelly said...

My Great Great Grandmother died in Bolam road Gateshead in 1914 when I check the 1911 census there is only one house, number 1, can you tell me was there am institution or a home for the elderly in Bolam Road and if so what was it called.

ILuvNUFC said...

I have no idea.

susan said...

my family came from Harbottle street, Jenkins. Also my mothers family, Scrimshaw, Hope and Rickaby.

Mandy said...

Hi, I have my granddads burial certificate and the plot number is grave 73 section K, we did find the plot, but there was no headstone. Can you please tell me whether or not any more of his family are buried there with him. His name was James M Strawbridge, he died 07.03.1935