Welcome to the New 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.
~ Brian Donaghey ~
It is with regret that I have to inform you that sadly Brian Donaghey has passed away. Brian was a long standing Trustee of the SGCT and the friends group before that and made a very significant contribution to the Cemetery and he will be greatly missed. There will be an opportunity to mark all that Brian did in due course of time.
[Chairman of the SGCT]
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 6th September at 2pm
Discover the history of the Cemetery and learn about some of its residents on this guided walk. If attendance is high, a second tour leaving at 2.15 will take place. There will be free light refreshments at the end of the tour. Suggested minimum donation of £3.
Sunday 13th September at 12 to 4pm
Heritage Open Day
Enjoy an afternoon of guided walks featuring the Cemetery’s fascinating history and geology.
New for 2015 Your first chance to see inside the Victorian Grade II* listed Nonconformist Chapel as we near the completion of its restoration.
There will be activities for families and children and a Nature and History Trail so you can explore the Cemetery at your own pace.
12.15 to 1.30 – History Walk
12.45 to 2.00 – History Walk
1.45 to 3.00 – History Walk
2.15 to 3.30 – History Walk
2.30 to 4.00 – Geology Walk
Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon.
Visit “Heritage Open Days” website to find our more.