All Saints Cemetery

This Cemetery stands on Jesmond Road, opposite Jesmond Old Cemetery and was the first cemetery in Newcastle to be instigated by the Burial Board. Consecrated in 1855 and opened in 1856 this was very much a rural part of Newcastle. The residential housing surrounding the cemetery on 3 sides were built later.

Noted Newcastle architect Benjamin Green designed the cemetery, its buildings and the fine Gothic archway over the entrance from Jesmond Road. The cemetery is surrounded by cast iron railings with fleur-de-lys heads.

The cemetery was extended to Osborne Avenue, from just under 10 acres by another 1.3 hectares in 1881.

In 1924 Carliol Square Gaol was demolished and the bodies of its executed criminals were transferred into unmarked graves in the cemetery.

In total around 90,000 burials have taken place here.

Thomas Harrison Hair (1810-1875) the artist best known for his Views of the Collieries of Northumberland and Durham, is buried here in an unmarked grave.

Description courtesy of Sitelines.

21st March 2022

20th September 2021

Gate, walls, piers, gates and railings.

Cemetery gateway, walls, piers, gates and railings. Dated 1856; by Green. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; wrought iron gates; cast iron railings. Gothic style. High gable over 2-centred arch with 12 shafts each side and many mouldings; gabled ends have fantastic beasts climbing down kneelers; head-stopped dripmoulds, buttresses and finials.

High, pointed coping to flanking walls containing pedestrian doors in arches; end piers have gables with fleur-de-lis moulding. Chamfered coping to dwarf quadrant walls and similar walls along cemetery front, with 4 square piers at each side having pyramidal coping. High gates are Gothic-patterned; railings have fleur-de-lis heads.

Listed Grade 2 Sitelines.

2nd February 2009

31st May 2006

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Anonymous said...

great photos but would b nice if some info relevant 2 photos, read somewhere some very famous people r buried there.aso when built, why built, by who.

Anonymous said...

great photos but would b nice if some info relevant 2 photos, read somewhere some very famous people r buried there.aso when built, why built, by who.

Newcastle Photos said...

Thanks but you may know that this site is currently undergoing a massive re-vamp which started a couple of months back and will take quite a lot more time yet.

When this site was first set up all it contained were photos but slowly but surely I am adding some information about the places along with maps, videos, old photos, relevant links etc to as many of the pages as possible.

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Anonymous said...

Just to makeyou aware that in All saints cemetary there is an area of it where babies are buried in a joint grave from many years ago, it is unmarked but I know it's there as my brother and sister were buried there. Just incase anyone else comments re this I thought it may be helpfull to you.


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David crossey said...

Lovely pics..
The first pic at the top shows my daughter & grandads grave..(little white cross on right) brother in law lives in the cemetary to this day as a onsite grounds keeper.

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Jade said...

I've lived in the house on the grounds now for 11 years 😊

Newcastle Photos said...

Would that be the house just inside the gates?