Monumental Inscriptions

Details taken from gravestones and other memorials in churchyards, cemeteries, burials grounds as well as the interiors of church/chapel buildings. These are mainly from the 19th century onwards, though some interior monuments date back to the 16th century.

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Location of records

Most are available at Sheffield Archives at Shoreham Street. The Local Studies Library in the Central Library also has some Monumental Inscriptions (MIs).

Ordering documents

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Background information

Many gravestone inscriptions have been transcribed. They often contain some good biographical detail and details of family members and are therefore a most useful resource for family history.

A copy of the list of monumental inscriptions available from Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library may be downloaded from the bottom of this page.


Paper volumes.

Contact the Archives and Local Studies Library

First Floor, Central Library
Surrey Street
S1 1XZ
0114 203 9395 (Sat, Mon, Tues)
0114 273 4753 (Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat)