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.
This Project is part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with partnership funding from W A Cadbury Charitable Trust, The Owen Family Trust and the Society of Antiquaries of London. Also supported by Dudley Council and WMHBT volunteer members. Read more ...
Open Day 28th November
On Saturday 28th November at 10.30 am the Chapels will welcome members of the public to
come along and see the reults of the year long conservation programme which is nearing completion.
Join the Friends of Lye and Wollescote Cemetery
Help to maintain and enhance the cemetery, learn new skills, meet new people.