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Handsworth cemetery

Advance notice

We are expecting a high volume of visitors to Handsworth Cemetery on 21 and 22 April 2023. This may cause delays and vehicle queues.

A one way system and traffic management will be in place within the cemetery to help with the traffic, however delays may still occur.

Oxhill Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 8JT

See location map at bottom of page.
Cemetery opening times
  • 1 October to 31 March: 8:30am to 4pm
  • 1 April to 30 September: 8:30am to 7pm

Only medical and guide dogs are allowed in the grounds.

Office opening times

The Handsworth cemetery office is currently closed.

Contact us

Bereavement Services main number: 0121 216 2000

Use our online contact form

Exterior of Handsworth cemetery chapel
  • CDs, tapes and an organ (this doesn’t include an organist) can be played in the chapel
  • Burials can be accommodated at short notice

There is vehicle access to the cemetery via the Oxhill Road, and Camp Lane/Park Lane gates with a speed limit of 5mph.

The road network allows access to all sections, but most roads are narrow. Consider other cemetery visitors when parking. Do not park on the grave sections or grassed areas. Park near the chapel where there is more space if you can.

Some roads are uneven and bumpy due to tree roots and may be unsuitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs. Take care when walking along grave rows as the ground may be uneven and the grass can be slippery in wet weather.

There is an accessible toilet, next to the cemetery office. This toilet does not require a radar key.

The chapel is only open for funerals and special events. There is a ramp available via the main door; ask a member of staff to assist you. The ground floor has level access inside the chapel.

There is no staffed office on site. Handsworth cemetery is managed from Sutton New Hall cemetery.

Handsworth cemetery is served by the 101 bus which stops outside the Oxhill Road gate.

Memorial options

Memorials available to buy include:

Find out more about buying grave markers and memorials.

Contact us for our memorial pack. This includes a brochure of all our memorials and grave markers.

Further information
Burial and cremation records
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