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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.
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...More