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Lodge Hill Crematorium

Address
Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands, B29 5AA
Telephone
0121 675 7970
Fax
0121 415 5015
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Lodge Hill Crematorium
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.

The Cemetery served the community by accepting up to 7 burials daily. Times changed and by the mid '30s a crematorium had been built in the 61 acre grounds. Scattering lawns were landscaped in an orchard setting, with terraces above. A chapel, waiting room and Remembrance Book Room were also added. In the late 1990's the terraces were redeveloped to accommodate a new range of memorials.

The first cremation at Lodge Hill took place on 4th October 1937. A further 185 cremations took place that year. Currently the average number of cremations per annum exceeds 2200.

Grave Sections

Although the cemetery is closed for new full graves, cremated remains plots for up to two sets of cremated remains are available. These are on Free Church ground which means that the grave is blessed at the time of burial. A plot may also be purchased in reserve.

Grave Memorials

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

On a Lawn type section a headstone type memorial only 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 kerbstone which runs the length of the grave are permissible. No fencing is permissible.

On a Cremated Remains section a tablet type memorial is permissible, chippings will be supplied by the burial authority. No fencing, lanterns, or kerbing are permitted on these sections.

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

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.

Memorial Kerbs

Memorial Kerbs incorporate a flower vase for the placement of floral tributes.

Memorial Wall Plaques

Memorial wall plaques incorporate a facility for the display of floral tributes. The wall plaque can be provided with a photographic minature.

Rose Garden Kerbs

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.

Octagonal Planters

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.

Book of Remembrance

Book of Remembrance 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.

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
(up to 24 months)


These are available in 3 designs, Crosses, Hearts and Tablets, and can be ordered in Black or White.

HOW TO FIND US

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 Juntion 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 No. 21 bus route, which stops in Weoley Avenue, or No. 44 bus route, which stops on Weoley Park Road. Both stop close to the cemetery gates.
From Longbridge take the No. 44 bus route.
From Weoley Castle take the No. 21 bus route.

Travelling by Train:-
The nearest train station is Selly Oak, the No. 21 bus route stops just outside the cemetery gates.

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