Cemetery Chapel Winners!

A cemetery chapel in Sheffield which lay derelict for more than 60 years has won a national award showcasing the best Georgian heritage building projects in England and Wales.

The Grade II* neo-classical Non-Conformist Chapel in Sheffield’s General Cemetery won the Best Restoration of a Georgian Building in the Public Realm' at the Georgian Group Awards which took place on 3 November at RIBA in London, presented by the Duke of Buccleuch and Loyd Grossman, CBE. 

The building was removed from the national Heritage at Risk Register following a successful restoration led by Sheffield General Cemetery Trust and the South Yorkshire Buildings Preservation Trust. The project was funded largely by the Challenge Fund for Historic Buildings at Risk, administered by the Architectural Heritage Fund on behalf of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Historic England.

The chapel is now a unique venue, available for hire by schools, community groups and individuals, providing a wide programme of arts, culture and music as well as facilitating the expanding range of activities the Trust runs within the cemetery.