Houghton Hillside Cemetery

Houghton Hillside Cemetery, Houghton-le-Spring: Address, Houghton Hillside Cemetery Reviews: 4.5/5

Houghton Hillside Cemetery
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cjarvis48
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walks
Oct 2017 • Friends
loverly place been walking up there for years now. have a good friends group and can do tours for any one that needs more information
Written October 5, 2017
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Jake W
Sunderland, UK15 contributions
Love this place
Nov 2016 • Friends
Beautiful, peaceful and stepped in history. Sunderland is lucky to have this very rare cemetery. I have been going here many times over the years and and always feel at peace here.
Written October 5, 2017
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oocher1979
Houghton-le-Spring, UK16 contributions
Scary place with great histoey
Oct 2017 • Family
Been coming here since I was a child. Great stories about the past and legend has it there’s a headless horseman haunting the cliffs. Some famous local headstones from people from Houghton.
Written October 3, 2017
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pascalmcfortran
Sunderland, UK3 contributions
Researching ...
Nov 2016 • Friends
Excellent place, if somewhat scary. Don't do this at night or on your own. Odd that some of the graces are fairly recent. It has the feel of being long abandoned. I was searching for the grave of Sir George Elliot.
Written March 16, 2017
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s7oney
Houghton-le-Spring, UK150 contributions
Local Landmark
Sep 2016 • Solo
Houghton Hillside Cemetery is located on the outskirts of Houghton le Spring and can be accessed via a Public Bridleway at the top of Sunderland Street adjacent to the Houghton Cut (A690). 

Originally a quarry, the cemetary was consecrated in 1854 following an outbreak of Cholera.

Last used during the 1970's this landmark is well worth visiting for the local history, the wildlife or just for the peace and quiet.

With over 7000 local people laid to rest at Hillside, including General William Beckwith of 4th Hussars, buried 1871, and other members of the notable Doxford Family, the cemetary is also home to a number of Commonwealth Graves and War Memorial.
Written September 3, 2016
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