Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Norton Cemetery, Norton
Norton Cemetery,
Derbyshire Lane, S8 9EH,
Norton, Derbyshire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1869, and we understand it is still open.

Norton Cemetery occupies a long and (relatively) narrow plot to on the south west side of Derbyshire Lane, south of its junction with Scarsdale Road and North Lees Lane - labelled on some maps as "Four Lane Ends". Kelly's Directory of 1895 records that it was opened in 1869, at a cost of about £4,000, and contains a monument erected by subscription to William Swift, a local genealogist. At that at the time, it was under the management of a burial board of 10 members.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 records that in 1903, the districts of Norton Woodseats, Meersbrook and Meersbrook Bank were transferred to Sheffield, then described as a "borough". Norton itself, and the surrounding hamlets of Greenhill, Back Moor, Bradway, Hemsworth, and Maugerhay were to remain part of Derbyshire until 1933, when they too were transferred to Sheffield.

Thus the cemetery, although owned originally by Norton Parish Council, is now administered by Sheffield City Council; and the registers of Burials 1869-1995, and of Grave Plots are held by Sheffield Archives. However, a plan of the cemetery is available on the Sheffield City Council website.


Now or formerly a Cemetery.

In most cases this will be a record of its original consecration.


This Cemetery is located at OS grid reference SK3503683495. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Norton, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 30 Jun 2016 at 08:57.

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This Report was created 20 May 2022 - 21:36:52 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:33.

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