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The main entrance to the City Cemetery, Sheffield
The City Cemetery is Sheffield's largest one and covers 100 acres. The cemetery has so far have held over 160,000 burials and has been opened since 1881. There is also a crematorium, one of the country's fist, in the grounds and also a crematorium chapel. It's worth wandering for it's beautiful memorials and fine buildings (especially at the main entrance). The City Cemetery is part of the Norfolk Heritage Trail.
Address: City Road, Sheffield, S2 1GD
Directions: Via Sheffield Parkway A57 and Duke Street
Phone: (0114) 239 6068
Norfolk Heritage Park
Norfolk Heritage Park was one of the first municipal parks in the UK and opened in 1848 and Sheffield was given the park as a gift in 1910. The 28 acre park combined a country estate character with historic buildings and structures which have a deep cultural heritage. The main entrances are linked with tree line avenues.
Over the 20th Century,additional features were added to the park such as a children's playground, bowling green, football pitches, extra green space, a community centre etc.
It was nice having a picnic at the park during our visit and beyond the park there are great views of the city and the hills.
Address: Norfolk Park Rd, Granville Rd and Guildford Ave
Directions: Near Granville Road and City Road
Phone: (0114) 273 4567
Cholera Monument Grounds, Sheffield
Cholera Monument Grounds are the burial ground for the who perished during the cholera outbreak in 1832. At least 400 people died during the outbreak. A momument was erected in 1834 in memory of the victims and gardens soon accompanied this. Clay Wood is adjacent to the grounds are they combine a larger informal green space. From the grounds, you can great view of the city centre down below.
The Duke of Norfolk gave the grounds to Sheffield in 1930.
Address: Norfolk Road, Sheffield, S2
Directions: On Norfolk Road
Phone: (0114) 273 4567
Sheffield Manor Lodge, Sheffield
Manor Lodge was originally a medieval hunting lodge for the city's deer park. In the 1500s it was the alternative resident for the Lords of Sheffield Manor and eventually because a custody centre for Mary Queen of Scots later on in the century.
Today, the manor is part of the Manor Fields Park and part of the Norfolk Heritage Trail.
Address: 389 Manor Lane, Sheffield, S2 1UL
Directions: Off Manor Lane and between B6070 City Road and A57 Sheffield Parkway.
Other Contact: http://www.manorlodge.org.uk/
Phone: 0114 267 7637
Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
On a visit to Sheffield (August 2011) I paid a visit to the Millennium Galllery. There was a free exhibition (John Martin: Painting the Apocalypse) that was on at the same time and I specifically wanted to see it.
I enjoyed visiting the exhibition and look forward to retruning the Galleries to check out the permanant exhibitions and any future exhibitions the Galleries may held.
Address: Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PP
Directions: Adjacent to the Winter Gardens and near Peace Gardens and Graves Gallery.
Phone: 0114 278 2600
The Victoria Hall, Sheffield
The Vicitoria Hall with its interesting architecture is situated on the site of the original Norfolk Street Wesleyan Chapel which played a proactive role in promoting Methodism in Sheffield when it was first established in the 18th Century. The movement also founded the Sheffield Wesleyan Mission in the 19th Century.
Address: Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB
Directions: Near Arundal Gate and Surrey Street.
Other Contact: email@example.com
Phone: 0114-272 1749
Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield
Sheffield City Hall was designed by E. Vincent Harris, a municipal architect, who designed the building in a classical revival as noted with the columns at the entrance. It took three years to build and opened in 1932. Since then the venue with its Concert Hall, Art Deco Ballroom and Memorial Hall hosted famous performers as well as playing an active role in the community. Sheffield City Hall hosts over 750 events per year and is the home of the Sheffield International Concert Venue.
Address: Barkers Pool, Sheffield, S1 2JA
Directions: In the city centre. Near Leopold and Burgess Streets.
Other Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0114 2 789 789
Devonshire Green, Sheffield
This open green space is in the Devonshire Quarter and is the only park in the city centre. It has won a Green Flag Award. A perfect place for one to relax and have a picnic during the nice weather.
Address: Devonshire, Fitzwilliam,Eldon & Wellington Streets
Directions: In the city centre and surrounded by the streets above.
Other Contact: email@example.com
Phone: (0114) 27 34567
Sheffield Coat of Arms!
This is the largest public library in the city centre and there is the Graves Art Gallery on the third floor and a theatre in the basement. The library was built from 1929 and opened in 1934 by the Duchess of York. Look out for the Sheffield's Coat of Arms on one the library's doorway and art-deco exterior decorative features on the building. J.G. Graves's bequest founded The Graves Art Gallery.
Address: Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
Directions: In the city centre near The Winter Garden and Tudor Square.
Other Contact: 0114 273 4736 / 0114 273 4737 (i
Phone: 0114 273 4712 (reception)
Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield
Known as Sheffield Cathedral and is one of the oldest buildings in Sheffield. This is a 12th century Norman church which offers the visitor an abundanace of history and heritage throught its interesting architecture particularly with the stained glass windows. Look out for The West End section with an overhead Lantern Window, The Nave, The Shrewsbury and Lady Chapels, The Chapel of the Holy Spirit and The Chapel of St George. You can either explore the cathedral by yourself or book a guided tour. I thoroughly enjoyed looking round the cathedral and recommend a visit whenever you're visiting Sheffield.
Address: Church Street, Sheffield, S1 1HA
Directions: Near Fargate and East Parade.
Other Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0114 2636014
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