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.
Outdoor Art Gallery Brightens up SiteHoardings around the site are now decorated with paintings by Pupils from Rufford and Thorns Primary Schools working with mural artist Dj. More details...
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 ...
Help Care for the Victorian Graves
The Friends of Lye and Wollescote Cemetery and Chapels are holding these
practical work days on Saturday 4th July and Saturday 1st August from
10am to 12
Read the Media Release...
Angels, Chains and Broken Columns - A Guided Walk around Lye and Wollescote Cemetery
Join the Friends of Lye and Wollescote Cemetery and Chapels for a free guided walk to uncover the meaning behind the stones. The 90 minute walk starts at the Springfield Avenue entrance at 10.30am on Sunday 19th July. Read the Media Release...
For more information on both of the above please contact Carolyn at Carolyn@redkitenetwork.co.uk, 07805 489296 or 01952 433932.