Welcome news for Brandwood End Cemetery

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Victorian twin terracotta Chapels at Brandwood End Cemetery

The Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery are delighted to announce that following close liaison with Councillor Timothy Huxtable, Cabinet Member, for Transport, Environment and Regeneration, and Birmingham City Council Bereavement Service Officers, conservation planning has been granted for enabling works to be undertaken on the Victorian twin terracotta Grade II listed Chapels in order to improve security.

Superintendent's Lodge at Brandwood End Cemetery

Superintendent's Lodge at Brandwood End Cemetery about to undergo a facelift

In addition, the Superintendent’s Lodge (Grade ll listed by association with the chapels), which was rendered uninhabitable by flooding in December 2010, is to be refurbished by Birmingham City Council. Amongst other uses, consideration is being given to the Lodge eventually becoming a Visitors’ Centre and for local community group use. The works include the provision of a garden area and refurbishment of the existing toilet block.

The enabling works have begun on the Chapels and work will commence on the Lodge shortly.

To see more photos of the enabling works, the Lodge and of the Cemetery please visit and join our Flickr group.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 19th April 2012 at The Brandwood Centre from 19.30.   All interested parties are welcome; only members are entitled to vote.

The Friends have been working in close co-operation with Birmingham City Council since 2005 and have achieved many improvements to the cemetery in general. Combined efforts towards the repair and restoration of the Chapels will be ongoing.

Anyone interested in supporting the Friends in their endeavours can obtain more information here, by e-mailing us at friendsofbec@gmail.com or by writing to us  c/o The Lakeside Centre, 180 Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B30 3NU.

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One Response to Welcome news for Brandwood End Cemetery

  1. B M Rai says:

    This is such welcome news for the Friends and for all in the Community. The Victorians created Brandwood End Cemetery not just as the final resting place for loved ones, but also as an ‘open space’ so that we could walk through and around the cemetery without any intrepidation. The planting of many trees created a Tree Walk (see link on right) which enhances, even more, this ‘open space’.

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