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.
Welcome to Artists Paul Floyd (glass) and David Johnson (murals) who will be carrying out commissions as part of the Project Activity Plan.
More details to follow soon.
The official launch of the Lye and Wollescote Cemetery WW1 Centenary Book, Lost Twenty Nine, Soldiers of the Great War took place on Saturday 20th September.
The deadline for tendering for the main contract works for the repair and refurbishment of the chapels was 15th September.
Further tender opportunities will be posted here as they arise.