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Yardley cemetery and crematorium

Name
Yardley cemetery and crematorium
Telephone
0121 675 8825
Email
yardleycem&crem@birmingham.gov.uk
Address
Yardley Road
South Yardley
Birmingham
B25 8NA
LocationLocation
Opening times

Office: The office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (gates close at 4pm from December to February).

Cemetery: The cemetery grounds opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm (4pm from October to April)
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 10am to 5pm (4pm in January and December)
  • Public Holidays: Saturday and Sunday hours. On Christmas Day and Boxing Day the grounds are open from 9:30am to 1:30pm.
General information
Opened in 1883, Yardley cemetery covers around 64 acres. The Council developed one of its chapels and turned it into the crematorium, which opened in 1952.

The cemetery and crematorium are easily to get to from the main drives.
Facilities
  • 45 minute services
  • A chapel that can hold up to 166 seated mourners
  • A waiting room and vestry
  • Toilet facilities (including disabled facilities)
  • An induction loop system and braille hymn books in the chapel
  • An organist is available, and CDs or tapes may also be played.
  • Plenty of parking
  • Gardens of Remembrance, for the scattering of ashes
  • Memorial Rose Garden (ashes can’t be scattered in this area)
Memorial options
  • Barbican
  • Book of Remembrance
    Please note - the book room is closed on weekends. An electronic Book of Remembrance system has recently been installed at all our crematoria allowing you to view all entries.
  • Boutonniere plaques
  • Granite memorial benches
  • Memorial kerbs
  • Memorial wall plaques
  • Mini graves (ashes)
  • Panorama vault
  • Posy vase
  • Rose garden kerb/block
  • Sanctum vaults - straight
  • Sundial plaque
  • Temporary grave markers
  • Woodlands boulder
  • Woodlands mushroom

Find out more about buying grave markers and memorials.

Available graves

Yardley cemetery has no land for new full graves. Full interments, burials or scattering of cremated remains continue to take place in private family graves.

Graves for cremated remains are still available to purchase for the burial of up to two sets of remains.