Mortuary Chapel, Handsworth Cemetery

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Mortuary Chapel, Handsworth Cemetery
Handsworth Cemetery Chapel.jpg
Mortuary Chapel, Handsworth Cemetery
52°30′59.48″N 1°57′24.83″W / 52.5165222°N 1.9568972°W / 52.5165222; -1.9568972Coordinates: 52°30′59.48″N 1°57′24.83″W / 52.5165222°N 1.9568972°W / 52.5165222; -1.9568972
Location Handsworth, Birmingham
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Consecrated 1910
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Architect(s) William Bidlake
Groundbreaking 1909
Completed 1910 (1910)
Deanery Handsworth
Archdeaconry Birmingham
Diocese Birmingham

Mortuary Chapel, Handsworth Cemetery is a Grade I listed chapel in the Church of England[1] in Handsworth, Birmingham, England.


It was designed by the architect William Bidlake in the Arts and Crafts style. Work started in 1909 and it was consecrated in 1910.[2]

The condition of the chapel deteriorated and English Heritage put it on their Buildings at Risk register.[3]

In 2012 English Heritage awarded £375,000 toward the restoration of the chapel. Birmingham City Council, who operate the cemetery, contributed another £325,000.[citation needed]


  1. ^ The Buildings of England: Warwickshire: Nikolaus Pevsner.
  2. ^ "Mortuary Chapel at Handsworth Cemetery, Oxhill Road, B21, Birmingham, West Midlands". Images of England. London, United Kingdom: Historic England. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mortuary Chapel, Handsworth Cemetery, Oxhill Road, Handsworth - Birmingham". Heritage at Risk. London, United Kingdom: English Heritage. Retrieved 2 February 2014.