Catalogue description Newcastle General Cemetery Co. Ltd.

This record is held by Tyne and Wear Archives

Details of DT.NGC
Reference: DT.NGC
Title: Newcastle General Cemetery Co. Ltd.

Cemetery Records

Date: 1834 - 1968
Related material:

For records of the cemetery see CE/JE. See also MD/NC for records relating to the administration of the cemetery after 1967.

Held by: Tyne and Wear Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Newcastle General Cemetery Co. c1841-1958

Newcastle General Cemetery Co. Ltd, 1958-1967

Physical description: 22 SERIES
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accessions 115, 436, 463

Administrative / biographical background:

In 1834 a group of local worthies issued a prospectus for a Joint Stock Company to be formed for the purpose of building a cemetery to serve the city of Newcastle. Shortly afterwards a Building Committee was established. The shareholders first met on 10 June 1841 and elected a management committee to run the Company which was to be called the Newcastle General Cemetery Co. The management committee continued to be annually elected by the shareholders and operated under rules laid down in the Trust Deed. On 24 November 1958 the Trust Deed was amended and the Company became a limited liability company, run by a Board of Management. On 1 July 1967 the Company was wound up and the cemetery handed over to Newcastle City Council.


The cemetery which the Company was responsible for is the Jesmond Old Cemetery, also known as Jesmond General Cemetery or Newcastle General Cemetery.

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