Tyne and Wear HER(17806): North Shields and Tynemouth General Cemetery - Details
North Shields and Tynemouth General Cemetery
Religious Ritual and Funerary
This municipal cemetery is shown on the Ordnance Survey 1:2500 map of 1861. A lodge is located at the main entrance on the south side giving onto Albion Street. The cemetery is shown as laid out with paths bordered by trees, and a series of small structures are shown along the western edge, possibly individual grave enclosures, however these are not shown on subsequent maps. The OS 1:2500 1937 map shows the name as 'South Preston Cemetery'. It is no longer named on the OS 1:2500 1970 map, indicating it has gone out of use. Google Earth aerial photos show that it has been cleared of grave markers, and the northern part is in use by the neighbouring Spring Gardens Primary School.
Ordnance Survey 1:2500 map 1861