The Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels, now known as the Thomas Robinson Building, in Cemetery Road, Lye 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 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 building was at risk until the West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust (WMHBT) refurbished the building, between 2015 and 16. It is now in use, in a secular capacity, as a registration office.

More details of the restoration project can be seen on our Project page.

Tenders Invited for Evaluation Consultant

The Trust require an Evaluation Consultant to develop and implement an appropriate evaluation methodology to measure the impact of the Trustís project involving the Lye & Wollescote Cemetery Chapels and to use the data to produce a case study for dissemination of the successes of the project and lessons learned.

Download the full brief and appendices (3.2mb, pdf)

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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 WMHBT volunteer members.
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Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund

'Angel Award' Shortlist

Heritage England has shortlisted the project for an 'Angel Award' in the 'Best community action project' category. (22-08-2016)

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Events and Activities

Join the Friends of Lye and Wollescote Cemetery

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

Volunteers help to clear the Graves
Join the Friends to tidy the graves on the first Saturday of every month from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm.

Visit our Get Involved page for more information or Contact Sue Smith :

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