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.

Event’s Programme for 2016

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History & Nature Trail

sanford-walkDiscover 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!

Available to purchase NOW

Remote and Undisturbed – Jane Horton
A brief history of Sheffield General Cemetery.

remote-undisturbed-coverThe 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.

Upcoming Events

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 3rd July at 2.00pm
Historical Tour

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.

Thursday 14th July at 7.30pm
General Meeting

Calling all volunteers, members and would-be members! You are invited to our next General Meeting on Thursday 14th July, 7.30pm at the Grayson Building, Birkdale School S11 2NS.

This is a great opportunity to meet with volunteers, Trustees, staff and other members and to hear what we have been up to, and what we have planned especially as we are expecting the Nonconformist Chapel to be open to the public in September this year. It’s also an opportunity to have your say in what we do!

If you’d like to attend please let us know via sgct@gencem.org or phone on 0114 2683486. At the venue there is onsite car parking accessed via Ashdell Road, just off Fulwood Rd, and the route is served by the 120 bus.