Leeds General Cemetery

By Imogen Gerard and Kelsie Root The Leeds General Cemetery is a former cemetery on the University of Leeds campus now known as St George’s Field. Our research has been centred around this site. Who is buried in the Leeds General Cemetery? Why were they laid to rest here, rather than...

Image: Monument of Michael Thomas Sadler (1780-1835), paid for by voluntary subscription. This statue stands next to the cemetery chapel in St George’s Field. By Imogen Gerard and Kelsie Root Does everyone deserve a dignified burial? What impact should class and wealth have on burial rites? In our previous blog...

Image reproduced with the permission of Special Collections, Leeds University Library. Item reference: MS 421/3/1/6, Burial Register. Access here. By Imogen Gerard and Kelsie Root If you lived in Leeds during the 19th century, how do you think you would have died? What disease, condition or accident would have been your...

An Introduction to St George’s Field By Imogen Gerard and Kelsie Root Cemeteries play an integral role in remembering the dead. They are a space shared by the living and the dead, enabling these two groups to interact and have a relationship. St George’s Field, previously the Leeds General Cemetery,...