|City Road Cemetery|
Also known as: Intake Cemetery, Sheffield, City Road Cemetery, Sheffield, Intake Cemetery
Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield
South Yorkshire England
Postal Code: S2 1GD
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
City Road Cemetery opened in 1881 and was originally known as Intake Cemetery (as City Road was originally called Intake Road). It should not be confused with Intake Village Cemetery on Mansfield Road.It covers 100 acres, and is the largest owned by Sheffield City Council. The first burial to take place in the cemetery was of a young boy named Emmaunuel Reid on 27th May 1881.
The Belgian Memorial
The memorial was erected to commemorate members of the Belgian Army and Belgian refugees who died in Sheffield during the First World War. It was refurbished in 2004 by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The Catholic Chapel
The chapel was donated to Sheffield City Council by the Duke of Norfolk (himself a Catholic) for the use at burial services. Many of the 'Little Sisters of the Poor', who nursed at the Shrewsbury Hospital (Almshouses) are buried here. The area in front of the chapel, known as the Priest Vaults, was not originally designated as land for burial. However, a special resolution was passed by the Burial Board, that enabled the Catholic Diocese to bury their Priests and Canons in a vault on the land. The chapel closed in 1980 due to lack of funds and use.
The Blitz Garden
134 victims of the Sheffield Blitz (12th & 15th December 1940) are buried in a communal grave, many of whom died in the bomb blast that hit the Marples Public House. Some of the names of the victims can be seen on the marble blocks that are embedded into the walls.
[text added by Geoffrey Gillon]
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