The Cemetery

A Brief History

On 13 April 1899 George Tallis, Chairman of the Cemetery Committee, opened Brandwood End Cemetery, which was administered by Kings Norton Rural District Council. With the extension of Birmingham’s boundaries in 1911, the cemetery came under the administration of the Birmingham City Corporation. The cemetery was gradually extended over the years and is now some 53 acres, 2 of which were sold in 1919 to the Jewish Community.

The grounds are a fine example of a Victorian landscaped cemetery with avenues of Scots Pine, Cypress and Wellingtonia. This magnificent planting earned the cemetery a Grade II listing in the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England in 2001.

The cemetery has Gothic style mortuary chapels, which were added to the statutory list of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest in 1997.


There is a memorial wall situated by the War Cross Memorial adjacent to the public graves where a Single or Double Wall Plaque in memory of a loved one can be purchased. Application packs and further details are available on request via the Kings Norton Cemetery office.

Memorial Benches

Memorial benches may be purchased in memory of a loved one. They may be placed in a chosen spot within the cemetery grounds in consultation with a member of the office staff. Only benches purchased through Kings Norton cemetery office will be permitted within the cemetery grounds.

Facilities Available

The public toilets are situated in the building opposite the Lodge.

Interpretation boards also show you maps of the cemetery to help you locate sections within the cemetery grounds.

General Information

Bereavement Services often need to write to grave owners and it would be beneficial if grave owners could notify Bereavements Dept at the  Kings Norton Office (details below)  of any change of address details to ensure letters are forwarded to the correct address.

Please be aware that no dogs with the exception of guide dogs are permitted in the cemetery, even if the dog is restrained by a lead.

If you are looking for the opening hours please visit the Birmingham Council site and if you are looking for a grave you will also be directed via this site.  You can find the cemetery location for free but there is a small charge for the actual grave number. Once you have that , with the use of a cemetery site map, you should be able to trace the site of your loved one’s grave. For more details on the Chapels please click the link above or here.

The Bereavement Services Office and records for Brandwood End Cemetery are now located at Kings Norton Cemetery but you need to use the on line service mentioned above to retrieve an actual grave position.

Their telephone number is 0121 216 2000 Any post should be addressed to Brandwood End Cemetery, c/o Kings Norton Cemetery, Longdales Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham. B38 9BU


Brandwood End cemetery | Birmingham City Council