Welcome to the Website
of the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust
The Sheffield General Cemetery Trust is a registered charity (no. 1103158) dedicated to promoting and restoring the Cemetery and to protecting it as a unique heritage site and haven for wildlife. The Cemetery is located in Sharrow in the city of Sheffield, UK and is open all day and everyday.
The site contains information about our public events, burial research service, volunteering and information about the Cemetery’s amazing wildlife and rich history. If you want to show your support for us you can join us as a member and be the first to receive our newsletters before anyone else!
You can learn about our work to restore the Nonconformist Chapel so that we have a venue for education projects and community events, as well as a place for you to host your private function in a unique setting!
As well as attending some of our events to learn about the Cemetery’s history you can also gain a deeper understanding of the Cemetery through reading our books which are available to purchase.
History & Nature Trail
Discover the Cemetery at your own pace by downloading our Cemetery trail and using it on your next visit. The trail contains a map and 15 questions about the Cemetery’s history and naure. Click here for the answers!
Remote and Undisturbed – Jane Horton
A brief history of Sheffield General Cemetery.
The Trust’s best selling book was completely revised and updated in 2014. It traces the history of the Cemetery from its Victorian heyday through its decline and dereliction to its eventual restoration into the popular Cemetery Park of today. The architecture of the buildings and landscape are detailed and the role of eminent designers, Samuel Worth, Robert Marnock and William Flockton. Famous Sheffield people buried here are highlighted. The book outlines the development of cemeteries and gives an insight into Victorian social history.
Illustrated with over 40 photographs, archive drawings and maps.
We host many free to attend history, nature and craft events each year.
Find out more by visiting the events page – the next two events are :
Sunday 4th September at 2.00pm
Discover the history of the Cemetery and learn about some of its residents on this guided walk.
If turnout if high we will put on another walk at 2.15pm.
Sunday 11th September at 12.00 to 4.00pm
Heritage Open Day
Enjoy an afternoon of guided walks featuring the Cemetery’s fascinating history and geology.
There will be a chance to visit inside the newly restored Victorian Grade II* listed Nonconformist Chapel.
A Nature and History Trail will be available to pickup so you can explore the Cemetery at your own pace.