|The records below are photographic copies of documents that were hand drawn and
written up by Mr. F. S. Hague in the period 1959 to 1962 and then later archived. As a
result the quality of the copies is somewhat limited by the deterioration of the original
The contents on this page are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License.
See below. You may download, save and print these documents for your own use.
How to use the records
To use these records you first need to download or open the appropriate Surname Index.
Each index is bookmarked for easy searching - just click on the Bookmark Tool at the left-
hand side of the Adobe Reader window.
The surname indexes are laid out as follows.
For each surname the forenames are listed in order of date of death or burial, each
forename being followed by the age at death, date of death or burial and the burial stone
number. See example below.
John 59 15-7-1795 804
Anne 55 28-7-1795 804
Once you have found the burial stone number download or open the Burial Stone
Locations file and the Churchyard Plans file.
Now find the burial stone number in the Burial Stone Locations file, at the side of it will
be a Plot Number and a grid square coordinate. E.g. 536 Plot 4 G 8.
You can then locate the burial stone using the Plot Number and a grid square coordinates
in the Churchyard Plans file.
The churchyard consists of seven (7) burial plots and 1158 identified burials. Please bear in
mind that a particular burial stone (or part of it) may appear in one or more squares on the
Please note that these indexes do not include records of burials in the ‘Old Graveyard’
adjacent to the Gatty Hall or the City Council run Cemetery on Priory Road, for these you
need to contact the Sheffield Archive. See link below.
|Please consider the
environment before printing
pages from this website.
|St Mary’s - Churchyard Burial Records
You can use these records to search for ancient burials that took
place within St Mary's Churchyard.
|All documents are Adobe .PDF files and a free reader can be obtained from this link:
|Note: Files sizes vary from .4 to 6 MB so download times will depend on your connection speed.
|Left click to open in new window or Right click and then left click on Save Target as... To save.
|Except where otherwise noted, content on this website is
licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License.
|The Ecclesfield Churchyard Transcription
Compiled by Mr. F. S. Hague between 1959 and 1962
Mr. Hague was an engineer working for the YEB (Yorkshire Electricity Board) and a
member of CEMS (Church of England Men’s Society); who in 1959 and in collaboration
with other members of CEMS undertook the cleaning and surveying of the churchyard
and its grave stones.
Over a period of three years Mr. Hague then went on to document the survey work and
produce the plans and indexes now available on St Mary’s Website. In the same period he
wrote a series of nineteen articles for the Ecclesfield Parish Church Magazine and an article
for the YEB News.
These articles have now been scanned and compiled into a single document for all to read.
These articles provide an interesting and often slightly humorous insight into some of the
more interesting graves stones in the churchyard.
|Download of Burial Records
|Access Sheffield Indexers