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.


Job Vacancy – Maternity Cover

Landscape Conservation Supervisor

We are pleased to announce that there will be a vacancy from 1st July 2017 for the role of Landscape Conservation Supervisor (0.4) for 1 year to cover maternity leave.

Please click here to view the vacancy advert, job specification and contact details.

The closing date is 12pm, Wednesday 24th May.


Parks for People Project – Stage 1

Learn about the Parks for People project between us and Sheffield City Council by clicking this link.


Available to purchase NOW

“A life too soon done”
Sheffield General Cemetery and The Great War

Our latest book featuring the lives of over 100 Sheffield men who fought during The Great War and are commemorated at the General Cemetery in now available to purchase.

“A life too soon done” – words inscribed on the family grave of a serviceman killed in the First World War. This book features over a hundred such men from Sheffield who served and died in that War. They are either buried in the Sheffield General Cemetery or commemorated on family graves there. Old photographs and details of a man’s age (often not more than a boy), his job, his mother and father, wife or children and the street where he lived let us see real people in real places. Service and medical records reveal their short and tragic life histories.

Extensive research by volunteers at Sheffield’s historic cemetery has produced this well illustrated, detailed and moving insight into the lives of individual Sheffield people in the Great War. Price £7.95.

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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 :

Sunday 21st May at 2.00pm
Sudden Death – Mania and Mayhem!

This year’s theme – SENSATIONAL STORIES! Hear tragic and sensational stories of love, despair, strange behaviour, suicide and murder of some of the General Cemetery’s residents on this special guided walk.

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

Friday 16th June at 9.00am to 11.00am
Moths for Breakfast!

New event for 2016! Hawk Moth Special! At 9am Come and see the results of the night’s moth trappings.
For families and children from 10am, take part in wing inspired crafts!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Sunday 4th June 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.

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


Event’s Programme for 2017


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!