The Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels in Cemetery Road, Lye, West Midlands DY9 8AL is a Grade II listed building in recognition of its architectural and historical importance as part of the UK's national heritage; it is a rare surviving example of a cemetery chapel designed to incorporate two chapels within a single building.
The associated cemetery continues in use but the two chapels, at opposite ends of the building, are redundant: the nonconformist chapel was closed in the 1970s and the Church of England chapel closed following a fire in 1993 which caused minor damage to the interior.
This historically important Grade 2 Listed Building is at risk until a new secure use is found. The West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust (WMHBT) is refurbishing the building so that it can be used as a registration office.
Follow the progress of the restoration on our Project page.
All West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust and Worcestershire Building Preservation Trust members are invited to attend the
Annual General Meeting
on Thursday 14th May 2015
in the Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge
Read the Calling Notice
This Project is part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. with partnership funding from W A Cadbury Charitable Trust, The Owen Family Trust, William & Jane Morris Fund. Also supported by Dudley Council and West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust volunteer members. Read more ...
Hoardings around the site are now decorated with paintings by Pupils from Rufford and Thorns Primary Schools working with mural artist Dj.
Guided Tour of the Cemetery
Sunday 3 May,
11am – 12 noon
The Restoration of the Chapels
Tuesday 12th May,
7pm – 8.30pm
An illustrated talk about the restoration work and a chance to have your say about the project, future management and the creation of a Friends Group.
Arnos Vale Cemetery Visit
Thursday 14th May,
9am to 4pm
An opportunity to visit this Victorian Cemetery now managed as a trust including an active Friends Group.