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.
NEW EDITION

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 :

Friday 29th July at See schedule below
Bio-Blitzing the Cemetery – Day 1

New event for 2016! Two days of nature events such as plant and mammal surveys, butterfly walks, insect hunting and more!
Here is the schedule for Day 1 –

10am – Mammals – Tracks, Trails & Signs
11.30am – Butterflies & Other Bugs
2pm – Plant Walk & Survey
9pm – Moth Night & Bat Detecting

Suggested minimum donation of £3 per person to support us!
All events are suitable for adults and accompanied children.
There will be craft activities suitable for accompanied children only.
Activities will take place all over the Cemetery – enquire at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue S11, on the day.

Saturday 30th July at times below
Bio-Blitzing the Cemetery – Day 2

New event for 2016! Two days of nature events such as plant and mammal surveys, butterfly walks, insect hunting and more!
Here is the schedule for Day 2 –

9am – Moth Morning
11am – Insect Discovery

Suggested minimum donation of £3 per person to support us!
All events are suitable for adults and accompanied children.
There will be craft activities suitable for accompanied children only.
Activities will take place all over the Cemetery – enquire at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue S11, on the day.