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.

Upcoming Events

We host many history, nature and craft events each year.
Find out more by visiting the events page – the next two events are :

Tuesday 25th October at 10.30am to 1pm
Grave Undertakings!

Free! Living History event for children and families at Sheffield General Cemetery this half term – meet costumed characters from Sheffield’s Victorian past and learn what life was like in Victorian Sheffield with hands-on activities and a historical scavenger hunt through the cemetery.

Dress up and learn to be an apprentice in the cutlery industry under the watchful eye of Master Cutler Mark Firth, train to work at the Cole Brothers’ store or learn how to be a domestic servant and prepare for our special guest Queen Victoria’s visit to Sheffield!

All welcome, hands-on activities suitable for aged 5+, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free activity, part of Sheffield’s Year of Making 2016.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Friday 28th October at 4.00 to 6.00pm
Freaky Fun for Hallow’d Eve

Join in with making Halloween lanterns, wands and masks at the Gatehouse. A fun event for children and families.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Event’s Programme for 2016

2016 Event Guide Graphic

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.