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.

rear view of chapel

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.

Friends Help to Uncover Titanic Link

select the image to see a larger view in a new windowTwo members of the Friends of Lye and Wollescote Cemetery and Chapels spent Saturday morning clearing ivy and holly that was starting to cover a grave that links Lye to the Titanic disaster.

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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 West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust volunteer members. Read more ...

Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund
Events and Activities

Join the Friends of Lye and Wollescote Cemetery

Help to maintain and enhance the cemetery, learn new skills, meet new people. More...

Help Care for the Victorian Graves

The Friends of Lye and Wollescote Cemetery and Chapels are holding two practical work days on Saturday 4th July and Saturday 1st August from 10am to 12 noon.

Angels, Chains and Broken Columns - Guided Walk

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 10.30am on Sunday 19th July.

Visit our Get Involved page for details of all of the above or contact Carolyn at Carolyn@redkitenetwork.co.uk, 07805 489296 or 01952 433932.

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