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Cemeteries and Crematoria - Lodge Hill Cemetery and Crematorium



A Brief History
In 1895 Kings Norton Rural District Council opened Lodge Hill Cemetery. By 1911 Birmingham's boundary had extended and the Cemetery came under the authority of the Birmingham Corporation.

Grave Sections
There are no new graves available within the cemetery.
Cremated Remains plots, for upto 2 sets of cremated remains, are limited

Grave Memorials
The type of memorial permissible will be determined by the section in which a grave lies.

On a Lawn type section a headstone with or without a base is permissible. Kerbing, Fencing or Chippings are not permitted, however the ground may be cultivated up to 18" (46cm) from the headstone.

On a Traditional section a headstone and/or kerbset which runs the length of the grave are permissible. No fencing is permissible.

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

Cremated Remains Sections
The new ashes plots are for 2 or 4 burials of cremated remains. The memorial is a ledger design sited on a concrete header.

A copy of the Rules and Regulations relating to the Cemetery and Crematorium can be obtained by the office.

We also provide two types of ashes Caskets the 'Hever' Casket and the larger 'Sandringham' Casket. Ashes need to be placed in a wooden Casket to enable them to be buried.

Ashes Caskets
We offer 2 types of ashes caskets,

Grave Tending
We offer various grave tending options on site for Lawn and Traditional Type Graves. This can include washing of memorial, removal of dead flower, washing out pot liners and supplying an arrangement of flowers for a special anniversary of your choice or the placement of a holly wreath at Christmas.

Wooden 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 the Bereavement Officer.
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.

Granite Memorial Bench Plaques
Are available to purchase in the Gardens of Rest on a 5 year lease. An option of a motif or photo plaque is also available.

Octagonal Planter Plaques
These are available to purchase on a 10 year lease in the Garden of Rest.
Consist of red granite tablets with a carved inscription. Floral tributes can be placed in small posy holders at the base. The section above the tablets is planted on a seasonal basis. An option for a motif or photo plaque is also available.

Book of Remembrance
The Book of Remembrance is on display in the Book of Remembrance room in the crematorium. Entries are made by hand and a page is provided for each day of the year. Inscriptions can consist of 2, 5 or 8 lines and badges, floral motifs etc may be included with a 5 or 8 line entry at an additional cost.

We can also provide you with a framed photograph of a copy of an entry for a loved one.

Barbican Plaques
Located in the Garden of Remembrance these attractive granite plaques are available with an engraved inscription and a motif of your choice. The memorial is offered on a 10 year lease.

Memorial Wall Plaques
Wall Plaques are available on a 10 year lease located in the Garden of Rest-these can be a single plaque or a double plaque.
Memorial wall plaques incorporate a facility for the display of floral tributes. The wall plaque can be provided with a photographic minature.

Memorial Kerbstones
Kerbstones are available on a 10 year lease; these are available on the terraces in the Gardens or within the Rose Garden Area.
Memorial Kerbs incorporate a flower vase for the placement of floral tributes.

Temporary Grave Markers
These wooden Markers are available for up to 24 months, these can also incorporate a motif.

Rose Tree Markers
These Wooden Markers are available to purchase in the Garden of Rest by a Rose Bush. These are on a 5 year lease and can also include a motif.
Kerbs without flower holders border the rose beds. These may be preferred if visiting the crematorium regularly is difficult.

Three colour options are available for the above memorials, and motifs may also be engraved on the plaques.

Sundial Plaques
Plaques are available on this Sundial for Public Burials on a 10 year lease. An option for a motif plaque is also available.

Memorial Keepsakes
We offer various Memorial Keepsakes including Urns small/large, Heart Keepsake, Necklace, Bracelet, and a Teardrop. Ashes of a loved one can be placed inside the keepsake on request.

All memorials are on show at the Cemetery Office.

Temporary Memorials
(up to 24 months)

Acorn Hollow - Babies and Children's Memorial Garden

Bereavement Services have developed Acorn Hollow Babies and Children's memorial garden located near to the Rose Garden in the crematorium grounds. Hand carved deer and rabbits feature in the glade setting which has been designed to provide a place for quiet contemplation.

For further details, to purchase a lease on a granite memorial kerb or to book a scattering please contact the cemetery office on 0121 675 7970

Acorn Hollow


Travelling by Road:
From Birmingham take the Bristol Road A38, after Selly Oak look for the sign indicating the cemetery and crematorium and turn right into Weoley Park Road. The cemetery gates are approximately 0.25 mile.

From the M5 come off at Junction 4 taking the A38 Birmingham Road towards Birmingham. At Longbridge turn left onto the Bristol Road South A38. Look for the sign for the cemetery and crematorium on the left and turn left into Weoley Park Road. The cemetery gates are approximately 0.25 mile.

Travelling by Bus:
From Birmingham take the service X64 bus route.
This is a limited stop version of service 21.

Travelling by Train:
The nearest train station is Selly Oak, take the X64 bus route which is a limited stop version of the former service 21 and this stops just outside of the cemetery gates.

Disabled Facilities
The Crematorium entrance and exit is suitable for wheelchair access. There are disabled parking spaces located around the crematorium building.
We have disabled toilet facilities opposite the entrance to the crematorium.
Wheel Chairs are available on request.

Waiting Room Facilities
We have a waiting room opposite the entrance to the crematorium which visitors can use.

Facilities Available
The crematorium has a car park with disabled parking, toilets including disabled facilities and two waiting rooms. The chapel has an induction loop system and hymn books in braille. An organist is available and CDs or tapes may also be played. The cemetery has ample parking facilities.

Lodge Hill Cemetery
Weoley Park Road,
Selly Oak
B29 5AA

Tel: 0121 675 7970
Fax: 0121 415 5015
E-mail: lodge_hillcem&crem@birmingham.gov.uk

The Cemetery and Crematorium grounds 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.

Burial Registers - research and copies of entries