Sheffield General Cemetery

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As with many Victorian cemeteries, disuse brought decay. By the 1950’s Sheffield General Cemetery was very run down and neglected. Many monuments were falling into ruin, and today, this looks set to continue. After surviving land slides and World War two bombs, the cemetery is currently a haven for wildlife and nature.

Gravestone                                Gravestone

 

 

Large square monument                              Circle cross

 

 

Monument                           Monument

 

 

Railings          Top of monument

 

 

Decorative round railing         Ornamental railings

 

 

General cemetery          Railings outside Chapel

 

 

Cemetery Chapel                              Main entrance to Chapel

 

 

Chapel window                                  Monument

 

 

Monument covered in foliage                                  Tall stone

 

 

Original figure removed                                   Chapel and tree

 

 

Rusty railing

A new lease of life for the dead
People who wanted to save and take care of the cemetery came together to try and help preserve its unique treasures for the future. The Friends of the General Cemetery group was formed in 1989. The group promotes the importance of the site and its history, with talks, tours and activities, as well as protecting it. For current news and updates about this historical burial site. Please visit their website at www.gencem.org

 

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