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The Blitz Grave 200 Metres East of the Crematorium at City Road Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Manor Castle, Sheffield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3691 / 53°22'8"N

Longitude: -1.4359 / 1°26'9"W

OS Eastings: 437631

OS Northings: 385956

OS Grid: SK376859

Mapcode National: GBR 9QQ.Q1

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.XLD0

Entry Name: The Blitz Grave 200 Metres East of the Crematorium at City Road Cemetery

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247247

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456581

Location: Sheffield, S2

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Manor Castle

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sheffield Manor St Aidan with St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


SHEFFIELD

SK38NE CITY ROAD
784-1/6/181 (East side (off))
The Blitz Grave 200m east of
Crematorium at City Road Cemetery

II

Mass grave of air raid victims. c1941. Coursed squared stone
with ashlar dressings. Low wall with slab coping, backed by a
hedge, surrounding a kidney-shaped enclosure. At the entrance,
a pair of square stone piers with flat caps and ramped coped
flanking walls with inscribed tablets. Inside, a curved path
flanked by low walls with slab coping, leading to an octagonal
enclosure surrounded by a similar wall. This has a granite
band inscribed with the victims' names.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the grave contains the bodies of 134 citizens
killed in air raids on 12 and 15 Dec. 1940.


Listing NGR: SK3763185956

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