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Brief description of site

Warstone Lane Cemetery was opened in 1848 and now closed for burials. It occupies about four hectares, and features a Gothic-style entrance lodge and two-tier catacombs. There is also a Tudor Gothic style gate lodge and a large glacial boulder known as the War-Stone, from which the cemetery takes its name.

Brief history of site

Warstone Lane Cemetery was established by Birmingham Church of England Cemetery Company and opened in 1848. The architect was J R Hamilton of the Gloucester firm Hamilton and Medland. The chapel was damaged during World War 2 and was demolished in 1958.

Location information:

Address: Warstone Lane Cemetery, Warstone Lane, Hockley, Birmingham , B18 6NN

Locality: Birmingham

Local Authorities:

West Midlands; Birmingham

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP059 878
Latitude: 52.4881 Longitude: -1.91454


Birmingham city centre

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open from 8.30am during the week and 10am at weekends. Closing times vary seasonally.

Key information:

Form of site: cemetery

Purpose of site: cemetery

Context or principal building: cemetery

Site first created: 1848

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 4

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