The Sheffield General Cemetery Trust is a registered charity 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.

Within this website you will find information about the history of the Cemetery, the people buried there and our work. There is a timeline exploring key events linked to the Cemetery and databases of burial and plot owner records.


Remote and Undisturbed - 2014 Edition

Available to purchase NOW!

A revised illustrated history of the Sheffield General Cemetery.

This book traces the story of one of Sheffield’s finest historic assets, a Grade II* site on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. Opened in 1836 as one of the country’s first commercial cemeteries it was the fashionable resting place for many of the City's famous residents. Laid out to the original dramatic designs of Samuel Worth and Robert Marnock the site eventually accommodated over 87,000 burials. After its Victorian heyday the Cemetery adopted a more utilitarian approach before falling into benign neglect after the Second World War. Threatened with housing development, the site was taken over by the City Council in the 1970s to establish a cemetery park. The Friends of the General Cemetery was set up in 1989 to regenerate the site and begin the restoration of buildings and monuments.

More editions of our newsletter "Undertakings" are available to download and read for free - click here!


We host many free events throughout the year with the next two being :

AGM

Thursday 20th 27th November
- 7.30pm
Our AGM will be at the Lansdowne Chapel, 104 Cemetery Road, Sheffield S11 8FP. Meet with members and volunteers of the Trust to find out what we've been up to this year and what's in store for 2015. After the AGM there will be a members' meeting. Free light refreshments will be served.
Building & Architecture Tour

Sunday 23rd November CANCELLED
- 2pm CANCELLED
Learn about the Cemetery's early landscape and architecture such as the Nonconformist Chapel and Gatehouse lodge on our series of walks led by Andrew Whitham of the South Yorkshire Buildings Preservation Trust. Andrew will also talk about the restoration work currently being undertaken to bring the Nonconformist Chapel back to life. Free light refreshments served!


Burial Research and Family History - Our volunteer burial research team meet each Thursday to investigate enquiries from members of the public who are researching their family history. To find out more about this service please go to the search page. If you are simply looking for a particular subject area just use our search facility.

Membership - The Trust draws a lot of support through its membership. If you wish to join us then please visit the "Membership" page for more information. If you join you will receive three fact and picture filled newsletters per year and the right to attend regular member meetings.
Books and Newsletters - Throughout the past 10 years the Trust has published various books which are available for sale. We also produce a newsletter called "Undertakings" which is available free to members of the Trust - previous editions are available to download and read for free.
Making a donation - The Trust could not carry out its work without the support of volunteers and income generated from donations and fund raising. If you wish to help us you can make a donation by cheque or debit or credit card. You can help us further by filling out a gift aid form when you have sent a donation - the Government will give us 25p for each £1 donated.