Sheffield General Cemetery - Sheffield

Cemetery of 1836 for Nonconformist burials designed by Sheffield architect Samuel Worth with a chapel, catacombs, a cemetery office and a layout which makes dramatic use of a quarried hillside site. Extended in 1846 for Anglican burials, laid out by Robert Marnock. Essential repairs to the Anglican Chapel have been made. The Nonconformist Chapel is now in use as an events venue. Sheffield City Council has been awarded Heritage Lottery funding for a major restoration of the cemetery.

Sheffield General Cemetery - Sheffield
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Sheffield General Cemetery
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1001391
  • Local Planning Authority: Sheffield
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Cemetery


  • Locality: Sheffield
  • County: South Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Sheffield
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Sheffield Central
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
  • Vulnerability: High
  • Trend: Improving
  • Ownership: Local authority, multiple owners
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 9 LBs, 2 CAs