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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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  • 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 »
  • Very atmospheric overgrown cemetery dedicated to the rich people of Sheffield of the 19th century. Certainly worth a look.  more »
  • Cemetery established in 1836 and being restored by volunteers now. As with all old cemeteries it is rustic and overgrown but charming. There are led walks monthly to give the history and stories about...  more »
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  • Very peaceful and interesting grounds to walk around. Some of the paths deeper into the cemetery would he difficult to walk for people with limited mobility, but on a sunny day, this was a lovely place for a stroll.
  • A scenic, quiet natural reserve tucked away in a quiet cul de sac of the busy ecclesall area in Sheffield. Like an oasis in a desert, the cemetery is, in my opinion one of Sheffields best kept secrets.
  • Great place to run as built on a steep hill! Saw a deer there once morning so keep your dog on a lead please!
  • A hidden gem of Sheffield's history and a pleasant place for a stroll.
  • Leafy green space tucked away close to busy Ecleshall Road. Take a few minutes to wander the various trails.