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General Cemetery

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Another Christmas Carol Production

Went to see the above production on Saturday 8th December. This was held in the Chapel and was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roses35
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Amazing place

Lovely place to visit for a look, a shame that a lot of it is overgrown though. Lots of history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mil0465
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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The General Cemetery opened in 1836 'at some distance in the countryside' in a 'remote and undisturbed' location. It became established as the principal burial ground in Victorian Sheffield containing the graves of 87,000 people. The site today is a...more
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The Gate House Cemetery Avenue | Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Went to see the above production on Saturday 8th December. This was held in the Chapel and was brilliant. The Actor was dressed in Dickensian attire and delivered his piece perfectly. The acoustics, and simple shadows, added to the overall atmosphere of the play (monologue)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roses35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit for a look, a shame that a lot of it is overgrown though. Lots of history. A great place to visit if you don't mind walking around a cemetery.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mil0465
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This place is incredible! Very quiet and serine and a real feast for the eyes. I felt like I had found a little oasis hidden in the middle of the city. It is a great place for a picnic or a walk. I would love...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

A fascinating cemetary. A touching and spiritual place, tastefully set out. A very connecting experience.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Visited this cemetery a few times over the years and i think its absolutely fascinating and beautiful especially around April when there are literally hundreds of daffodils blooming. A lot of work has been carried out by volunteers and the grounds are very well maintained....More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

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 buried there. In April the cemetery is teeming...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Darahgna
Reviewed 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, there are many of them! The graveyard...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank 125Yorkshirebred
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Very atmospheric overgrown cemetery dedicated to the rich people of Sheffield of the 19th century. Certainly worth a look.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank cb19632015
Reviewed October 11, 2016

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 the cemetery and also more topical events eg Halloween tours, nature...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank 60sud1
Reviewed October 9, 2016

What an amazing piece of Victorian history + conservation area. I can see it may not be the place many people would consider visiting for an afternoon out but I loved the atmosphere. (Probably wouldn't visit after dark though!!) I will go back and explore...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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