Hidden in the heart of the University’s City campus is St. George’s Fields, known locally as Woodhouse Cemetery or Leeds General Cemetery. It is an important site to the local community, staff and students in terms of its heritage and social history, and as an urban greenspace that provides health and wellbeing benefits to people and vital habitat for wildlife. The University is considering applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of our work to conserve, protect and enhance the site for the future. This includes: continuing to improve habitat and biodiversity, safeguarding the site’s heritage, improving physical access and new opportunities to welcome and encourage visitor’s to this relaxing and tranquil space.
We are seeking support and feedback from the local community, staff and students with this project. We want to hear about your memories and use of the site, what you value most and how you would like to be involved with the site in the future. Complete the form below to share your views and support. For all other enquiries, contact Amanda Jackson.
The burial registers of Leeds General Cemetery are now accessible to all thanks to the work of the University’s Special Collections. To discover more visit the Leeds General Cemetery Burial Registers Index, which contains entries relating to the 97,146 people buried at the cemetery.