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Cemeteries and Crematoria - Quinton Cemetery



PLEASE NOTE: With effect from 2nd November 2015 Quinton Cemetery Office will be open Monday - Friday between 8:00 and 1:00 only. Telephone calls can still be made between 8:30 - 4:30 - however calls may be answered at another cemetery office and therefore information available may be limited.

The opening hours of the cemetery grounds are not affected - please see the table below.

A Brief History

Quinton Cemetery was opened in January 1923 as the 2 churchyards from Quinton Parish Church had reached full capacity. The history of the cemetery dates back to 1911 when the City Council initially approved the purchase of 45 acres of land between Halesowen Road and Narrow Lane (forming part of Hagge Farm) for the purpose of a cemetery. Since that date, several acquisitions of land have been made and other areas transferred, sold or exchanged resulting in the present total area of 51 acres.

A new chapel, office and registrars house, were erected in 1936, of which only the office and house now remain.

Grave Sections

Full graves, children's graves and cremated remains graves are available. Sections are designated as Free Church, Roman Catholic, Consecrated and there is also a section for use by the Chinese Community. Burials can take place in either private or public graves.

Bricked grave spaces are also available at Quinton, located in the older, traditional areas.

Sanctum Units

The Sanctum unit is an above ground vault made from polished granite which will securely accept two cremated remains caskets. The spacious tablet is supplied with a small motif as standard with the first inscription.

Standard units are available in the Rose Garden - options are offered for a 15 or 25 year lease period.

Garden of Remembrance

Quinton Cemetery has had a Garden of Remembrance since 1994. This is used for the scattering of cremated remains.

Grave Memorials

Quinton has sections which permit Lawn A and Lawn B type memorials. Lawn A memorials are without bases, Lawn B memorials have bases. The remainder of the grave is turfed over, although up to 18" (46cm) from the memorial may be cultivated. No fences, kerbing or chippings are permitted.

Small pockets of land for traditional memorials are available. Full memorials running the length of the grave are permissible. No fencing is allowed.

A copy of the Rules and Regulations relating to the cemetery can be obtained from the office.

Octagonal Planters

Within the Garden of Remembrance is an octagonal memorial planter, on which can be mounted inscribed memorial tablets of polished red granite inlaid with gold lettering. In addition to the tablet there is a posy vase at the base of the memorial.

Grave Tending - various grave tending options are available.

Memorial Benches

Memorial benches may be purchased in memory of a loved one. They may be placed in a chosen spot within the cemetery in consultation with a member of the office staff.

Temporary Memorials - Grave Markers
(up to 24 months)

Perspex Grave Markers are offered with or without a wooden ground fixing stake and can be fully personalised. These are available in either Gold or Silver.

Inscriptions can be complimented by the addition of motifs or photographs.

For further details and prices please speak to a member of the cemetery office.


Travelling by Road:-
From Birmingham take A456 Hagley Road to Quinton. The cemetery gates are on the right 300 yards after the cinema.

From M5 come off at Junction 3 onto A456 Quinton expressway towards the City, then at roundabout return back up A456 signposted Quinton (keep left) over roundabout. The cemetery gates are on the right 300 yards.

Travelling by Bus:-
From City Centre take No. 140 bus to the Stag and Three Horse Shoes Public House. Walk back to the cemetery approximately 200 yards.

Travelling by Train:-
From Snow Hill to Rowley Regis Station - the cemetery is a 30 minute walk.

To view a location map for Quinton Cemetery, please follow the link at the foot of the page.

Halesowen Road
West Midlands
B62 9AF

Tel: 0121 303 7043
Fax: 0121 423 2958
e-mail: quintoncem@birmingham.gov.uk

The Cemetery will be open to visitors: -



Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

January, December

08.30-16.00 hours

10.00-16.00 hours

February, March, April,
October, November.

08.30-16.00 hours

10.00-17.00 hours

May, June, July, August,

08.30-16.30 hours

10.00-17.00 hours

Special times for opening and closing apply on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

PLEASE NOTE: As of 2nd November 2015 Quinton Cemetery Office is open Monday - Friday between 8:00 and 1:00 only. Telephone calls can still be made between 8:30 - 4:30 - however calls could be answered by another cemetery office and therefore information available to them may be limited.

Burial Registers - research and copies of entries