Lye and Wollescote Cemetery

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Lye and Wollescote Cemetery
Lye Cemetery.jpg
The chapel in April 2013
Details
Year established 1879 (1879)
Location Cemetery Road, Lye, Stourbridge, England
Country United Kingdom
Coordinates

52°27′11″N 2°06′54″W / 52.45315°N 2.11511°W / 52.45315; -2.11511Coordinates: 52°27′11″N 2°06′54″W / 52.45315°N 2.11511°W / 52.45315; -2.11511

Lye and Wollescote Cemetery is located in West Midlands county
Lye and Wollescote Cemetery
Owned by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Size 9.45 acres (3.82 ha)
Website www.dudley.gov.uk
Find a Grave www.findagrave.com

The Lye and Wollescote Cemetery is an actively used 9.45 acres (3.82 ha) cemetery in Lye, West Midlands, England.[1]

History[edit]

The cemetery was opened in 1879 by the Lye and Wollescote Burial Board and was taken over by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council in 1933,However it's chapel has been closed for many years.[1]

Chapel[edit]

The "Lye and Wollescote Chapel" in the centre of the cemetery was originally called the "Mortuary Chappel". It is a Grade II listed pair of chapels built in 1879.[2] They are now being taken over bethel chapel on star street some time in the future.[3]

War Graves[edit]

There are 25 Commonwealth service personnel buried in the cemetery whose graves are registered and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 15 from World War I and 10 from World War II.[4]

Cemetery Road[edit]

The cemetery gave its name to "Cemetery Road" which runs along its front boundary and in which can be found the Holly Bush, one of the oldest pubs in Lye, and the rear of the grounds of Lye Cricket Club.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lye / Wollescote Cemetery". West Midlands, England: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. 2009-05-13. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Lye & Wollescote Cemetery Chapels". WhereCanWeGo.com. 2008-09-14. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ecology Based Projects". Land Care Associates. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  4. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report. Breakdown of figures obtained from casualties record.
  5. ^ Rye Cricket Club on Wikimapia

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