Tyne and Wear HER(13226): Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, grave of John Bruce - Details
Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, grave of John Bruce
Religious Ritual and Funerary
John Bruce (1775-1834) was headmaster of the Percy Street Academy. He was the founder and head of the academy and was the father of Dr John Collingwood Bruce, antiquary and Roman Wall historian. Robert Stephenson was one of his pupils. His grave monument (now gone) was a magnificent classical temple over a recumbent figure of Bruce. It was designed by John Green. The vault beneath it contains at least six other family members.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, pages 111-112