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.


Click here to view the names of those buried & memorialised at the Cemetery who died during WW1.

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 :

Christmas Wreath Making

Saturday 13th December
- 1 to 3pm
With children´s crafts and free refreshments. All materials sourced from the Cemetery site.

NOTE : meet at the Gatehouse at the end of Cemetery Avenue, S11
Historical Tour

Sunday 4th January
- 2pm
Discover the history of the Cemetery and learn about some of its residents on this guided walk. Free light refreshments served!

NOTE : meet at the Gatehouse at the end of Cemetery Avenue, S11


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.