General Cemetery, Sheffield

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The General Cemetery in the City of Sheffield, England opened in 1836 and closed for burial in 1978. It was the principal cemetery in Victorian Sheffield with over 87,000 burials. Today it is a listed Landscape (Grade II*) on the English Heritage National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. It is also a Local Nature Reserve. It is owned by the City of Sheffield and managed on behalf the city by a local community group, the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust.LocationThe General Cemetery is located just over a mile to the south-west of Sheffield city centre, in the district of Sharrow. It occupies a north-facing hillside site between Sharrow Vale and Sharrow Head. The Porter Brook runs along its north-west edge, and Cemetery Road forms the boundary to the south-east. The Gatehouse entrance is accessed from Cemetery Avenue off Eccelsall Road.
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  • April 4, 2017
    I walk through the cemetery on most days and it always brightens up my day. The grounds are so well kept and the graves are tended so you can read the inscriptions and learn about the characters burie...  more »
  • February 13, 2017
    We turned up for a guided tour, only expecting a handful of people due to the weather, but 65 turned up! The place is very interesting to locals, it is where many founders of local industry are buried...  more »
  • February 13, 2017
    Very atmospheric overgrown cemetery dedicated to the rich people of Sheffield of the 19th century. Certainly worth a look.  more »
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  • Nice walk round early victorian cemetery great structures
  • Well maintained and friendly guides, a nice relaxing place to visit
  • Old, historic, green and a good spot for bird watching.
  • Lots of over the top Victorian monuments, undergrowth, overgrowth...
  • Great place to run as built on a steep hill! Saw a deer there once morning so keep your dog on a lead please!

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