Old Hill Burying Ground
Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts

Cemetery: Old Hill Burying Ground
Other:
Sign: Yes
Street: Hight Street
City: Newburyport
Township:
County: Essex
State: MA
Nation: USA
Zip: 01950
Status: Inactive
Size: Medium
Directions: near the Bartlett Mall (Frog Pond) off of High Street
Type: Road-public
Location: Surburban-developed
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: Yes
Features: a steep hill appears in the landscape as the result of an earthquake about 250 years ago.
Property: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: Wall
Gate: None
Established: 1729
Gravestones:
Oldest: 1729
Newest: 1998
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: Yes
Methods: Supports
Restoration: Unsure
Association: Unsure
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Availability: Etched in Stone by Noreen C. Pramberg published 1991
Landscaping: No
Paths: Yes
Trees: Yes
Crypts: Yes
Fencing: Yes
Walkways: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: Yes
Sculpture: Yes
Fountains: No
Roads: Yes
Buildings: No
Cement: No
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Yes
Slate: Yes
Others: Yes
Wood: No
Materials: Yes
Architectural: Yes
Angels: Yes
Draperies: Yes
Fraternal: Yes
Hands: Yes
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Yes
Plants: Yes
Photos: Yes
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Yes
Urns: Unsure
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: Unknown
Vandalized: No
Report:
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3:
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
Vegetation1: Trees
Vegetation2:
Vegetation3: Moss
Vegetation4: Vines
Drainage: Good
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Recreational
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Unknown
Contacted:
name: Jennifer Marcelais
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Date: 4/29/02

Surnames

Bradbury, Brown, Chase, Clark, Clouston, Cole, Coffin, Dexter, Frothingham, Goodhue, Greenleaf, Greenough, Haskell, Hoyt, Kettell, Kent, Little, McHard, Nowell, Noyes, Orne, Pearson, Perkins, Plummer, Pidgeon, Pike, Rogers, Stickney, Tappan, Tenney, Titcomb, Toppan, Tracey, Williams, Wood

Other Information

Many notable revolutionary war soldiers, privateers and colonial ship captains are buried here. This cemetery is bursting with history. The condition is horrible. For a city that boasts about its connection with history, Newburyport seems to have no interest in preserving this place. An animal has taken the cemetery over, which digs avg. 1 foot deep holes everywhere, many into graves so that the stone falls over or into the hole. Broken stones are everywhere.