Tyne and Wear HER(13236): Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, chapel - Details
Elswick, Westgate Hill Cemetery, chapel
Religious Ritual and Funerary
This building included the chapel and register office and the sexton's house. It has been demolished. The architects were John and James Baker. Work on the cemetery began in 1829 and was completed in 1831. The sexton was paid by the grave (three shillings for an adult, two shillings for a child and one shilling for an infant) plus £4 per year for cemetery maintenance. Three shillings a day were paid for any work beyond normal duties. His house was rent-free.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, page 106-7