Jesmond Old Cemetery contains two Grade II* listed buildings and seven Grade II listed monuments and are described as follows:
Entrance Archway, pair of Chapel Lodges, walls and gates to Jesmond Old Cemetery.
Designed in 1836 by John Dobson for Newcastle General Cemetery Company; restored in 1978 by Tyne & Wear County Council. Sandstone ashlar with plinth; Welsh slate roofs. Symmetrical; classical style. Banded rustication. High round arch with archivolt and impost band flanked by 2-storey towers and one-storey, one-bay chapels. Cornice and blocking course above arch; second stage of towers has corner pilasters and iron grilles under cornice and blocking courses. Chapels attached have pediments on paired pilasters and central recessed panels. Flat coped walls enclose area in front and break forward, ending in square piers with flat coping. Wrought iron vehicle and pedestrian gates have spearhead standards and dog-bars and acanthus ornament to principals.
Designed in 1836 by John Dobson for Newcastle General Cemetery Company. Sandstone ashlar; roof of small graduated slates. Classical style. One storey, one bay. Central blocked tripartite window under pedimented gable on four pilasters. Gateway has 2-stage towers with raised stone surrounds to square-headed pedestrian entrances under cornice and chamfered coping. Pediment-shaped upper sections have antefixae and acroterion. High, flat coped walls enclose area in front and break forward to square piers with sloped coping. Cast iron vehicle and pedestrian gates have spear-finialled standards and dog-bars and acanthus ornament to principals.
Tomb of Archibald Reed.
Gothic tower tomb. Circa 1843. Signed 'DOBSON ARCHT'. Memorial to Archibald Reed, Sheriff, Alderman and six times Mayor of Newcastle, died 1842. Sandstone ashlar 2-stage tower with pinnacled diagonal buttresses; octagonal spire. Head-stopped drip moulds. Slab at west to vault entrance.
Tomb of Joseph Wilson.
Broken obelisk tomb. Circa 1841. Memorial to Joseph Wilson, composer of popular Tyneside songs, died 1841. Sandstone ashlar; base inscribed with verse in dialect.
Tomb of T.M. Richardson.
Headstone. Circa 1848. Memorial to Thomas Miles Richardson, painter, engraver and leading figure in promoting the fine arts in Newcastle, died 1848, and to other members of his family. By Pearson. Sandstone slab with shaped top and moulded edge. Listed for historical interest.
Tomb of Keenleyside family.
Canopied tomb. Circa 1842. signed 'R. DAVIES S NEWCASTLE'. Memorial to Keenleyside children, died 1841, 1841 and 1842, aged 1, 12 and 10, and to other members of the Keenleyside family including Thomas W. died 1867. Sandstone ashlar. Stepped base to effigy of baby on couch under canopy of 4 slender octagonal piers, Tudor arches, and central pendant. Historical note: 1841 and 1842 were years of cholera epidemics.
Tomb of John Dobson.
Headstone, enclosing rail, and cross laid flat. Circa 1905 headstone and rail; circa 1865 cross. Marble, sandstone ashlar and wrought iron railings. Marble headstone inscribed to commemorate John Dobson died 8th January 1865, and other members of his family to his daughter Margaret, died 1905: scroll with carved lilies. Chamfered sandstone curb with twisted iron posts and diagonally-set square rails encloses graves; plain sandstone cross inscribed 'J D' lies flat in centre. Listed for historical interest.
Tomb of Thomas Oliver.
Column tomb. Circa 1857. Memorial to Thomas Oliver, architect, of 3 Picton Place, Newcastle, died 9 December 1857, and his wife died 1886. Sandstone ashlar. Panelled pedestal with egg-and-dart moulded cornice supports octagonal column with urn finial.
Tomb of Fairless Harrison.
Headstone. Circa 1906, to members of the Harrison family. Granite and bronze. Art Nouveau style. Tall square column on plinth. Tree-like corner shafts spread into swelling foliage brackets supporting cornice.