Welcome to the Sheen Graveyard Survey

These pages are the results of a survey conducted in 2016 and 2017 as part of the Peeling Back the Layers project. The graveyard is at the Parish Church of St Luke, Sheen, Staffordshire in the beautiful Peak District.

The survey was conducted by a group affectionately known as ‘The Graveyard Gang’. With ample supplies of tea and lovely cake, we measured, gently brushed and noted the details of the old gravestones amidst often torrential rain and sometimes welcome sunshine.

No stone was left unturned in our mission to record accurately every detail of the forebears of our neighbours at Sheen. We hope that you enjoy browsing through the results of our efforts.


The graveyard was divided into sections and plots by the volunteers for reference and to help you locate the graves should you wish to visit at some time.

There is also a list of names to help you with family research.

Please note that not all dates were available/legible, some were recorded only as year and these can be found on the inscription. Some of the spellings, particularly family names, have changed over the years and were recorded precisely as they appeared on the stones.