Jesmond

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Jesmond is a suburb of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The name comes from "the hill of Jesus" which and refers to a mound overlooking the Ouseburn Valley, said to have been the site of an apparition of Mary. As a result, Jesmond became a center for pilgrimage in the middle ages. The mound is near the ruins of a chapel which was the center of the devotion. The site is approached from the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle by Pilgrim Street (vicus Peregrinorum); and the locations are perfectly aligned with the monastic remains on Holy Island, the sanctuary of St Cuthbert on a demi-island (or tidal island) off the north Northumberland coast, the birthplace of English Christianity.

Jesmond is immediately north of Newcastle city center. It is served by three stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro: Jesmond (which is in south Jesmond), West Jesmond (which serves West and central Jesmond), and Ilford Road (which serves High West Jesmond). The suburb is also notable as a centre for cemeteries. It contains Jesmond Old Cemetery, All Saints' Cemetery, and St Andrew's Cemetery.

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