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 building is at risk until a new secure use is found.
The West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust has received confirmed support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF.) Grant funding of up to £1,025,000 has been awarded.
The official launch of the Lye and Wollescote Cemetery WW1 Centenary Book, Lost Twenty Nine, Soldiers of the Great War took place in September 2014.
Welcome to Carolyn Healy who has been appointed to work with local people to set up a 'Friends' group. Find out more about her role and how to get involved..
Other appointments include the Project Co-ordinator, Glass Artist, Mural Artist and Education Consultant. More details...