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.
Building to Become New Civil Ceremony Venue
Dudley Council announced on 15th April that it will lease the building as a registration office.
It will be used for marriages, citizenship ceremonies, naming ceremonies, civil partnership ceremonies
and wedding vow renewals.
HLF Bid Success!
The West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust has received initial support
from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF.) Development funding of £42,300 has been awarded.