Tinsley Park Cemetery

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The cemetery's gothic chapel. Tinsley Park Cemetery - Entrance 13-04-06.jpg
The cemetery's gothic chapel.

Tinsley Park Cemetery is one of the city of Sheffield's many cemeteries. It was opened in 1882, and covers 19 acres (77,000 m2). The cemetery is still open to burials, and since the first burial on 2 June 1882 over 59,000 burials have taken place. There are buried in the cemetery 42 Commonwealth service personnel from World War I and 32 from World War II. [1]

The cemetery. Tinsley Park Cemetery 13-04-06.jpg
The cemetery.

The entranceway to the cemetery is flanked by a pair of Grade II listed Gothic style chapels, where services can be held prior to the burial. Other listed structures in the cemetery include the lodge, gateway and boundary wall and a war memorial, 250m east of the chapel. [2] [3] [4]

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  1. CWGC cemetery report. Figures from World War periods as given, although page gives 75 as the total.
  2. Historic England. "Pair Of Chapels At Tinsley Park Cemetery (1246538)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  3. Historic England. "Lodge Gateway And Boundary Wall At Tinsley Park Cemetery (1246554)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  4. Historic England. "War Memorial 250 Metres East Of Chapels At Tinsley Park Cemetery (1246539)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 31 July 2019.

Coordinates: 53°23′35″N1°24′18″W / 53.393°N 1.405°W / 53.393; -1.405