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General Cemetery

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Atmospheric and special place

I've had the opportunity to visit some interesting cemeteries in my time including Highgate and... read more

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AlexSwallow
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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 December 13, 2018
Roses35
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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 today

I've had the opportunity to visit some interesting cemeteries in my time including Highgate and Pere Lachaise, but I've never seen anything quite like this. Some of the cemetery could be better tended but to me that actually really adds to the atmosphere. I live...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

This could be so much more impressive if more of the area was cleaned up. There are some amazing old graves of famous families. It would be well worth having a good clear up of the cemetery. Despite that it is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

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
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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
Thank Tonya C
Reviewed June 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gelvisblue
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
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