Cemeteries and Crematoria - Brandwood End Cemetery
Brandwood End Cemetery
We regret that due to a burst water pipe which caused substantial water damage the office at Brandwood End Cemetery has been closed.
The office and records have been moved to Kings Norton Cemetery.
Our New telephone number is 0121 303 5583
Any post should be addressed to Brandwood End Cemetery, c/o Kings Norton Cemetery, Longdales Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham. B38 9BU
For any assistance a telephone kiosk has now been installed opposite the Lodge building giving direct access to the Kings Norton Cemetery Office. This telephone kiosk is a direct line only and cannot be used for any other telephone calls.
This kiosk will be open during normal office hours Monday to Friday between 8.30am to 4.30pm
We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused.
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 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 garden 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 Architectual or Historic Interest in 1977.
The following graves are available, New Lawn Adult/Child graves within the Muslim section. Adult and Childs Public Graves.
Ashes plots for the burial of two sets of cremated remains are also available.
A wide variety of memorial designs are present within the cemetery, however the type of section in which a grave lies will determine the type of memorial permissible.
On a Lawn type section only a headstone type memorial 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 kerb-set, which runs the length of the grave, are permissible. Again no fencing permitted.
A copy of the Rules and Regulations relating to the cemetery can be obtained from the office.
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 Cemetery office.
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 the cemetery office will be permitted within the cemetery grounds.
(up to 24 months)
Perspex Grave Markers are offered with or without a ground fixing stake and can be fully personalised. These are available in either Gold or Silver.
Inscriptions can be complimented by the addition of motifs or photographs.
For further details please speak to a member of the cemetery office.
Various options are available for grave tending with seasonal plants and Christmas Wreaths. Please see our memorialisation page for further details.
The cemetery office is situated in the Lodge on the right-hand side of the main driveway as you enter the cemetery. The public toilets are situated in the building opposite the Lodge.
Notice boards also show you maps of the cemetery to help you locate sections within the cemetery grounds.
Cemetery section maps can be obtained from a leaflet holder at the bottom of the ramp outside the Lodge.
Brandwood End Cemetery was planted with deciduous and evergreen trees, popular at the time. The tree walk goes through the central and oldest area of the cemetery, starting by the Lodge.
The Friends Of Brandwood End Cemetery have put together this tree walk around the cemetery grounds. More information on The Friends Of Brandwood End together with details of this tree walk can be found at www.fbec.org.uk or you can download and print the Tree Walk file, found at the bottom of this page.
We often need to write to grave owners and it would be beneficial if grave owners could notify the Brandwood End Office 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.
Special times for opening and closing apply on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as follows :-
9.30 am - 1.30 pm.
HOW TO FIND US
Travelling by Road:-
From Kings Heath High Street continue on the A435 Alcester Road South out of the City. Turn right into Woodthorpe Road, and the cemetery gates are signposted on the left-hand side.
Travelling by Bus:-
The No. 18 bus route stops opposite the cemetery gates. The route starts at Yardley Wood Bus Depot, stopping at Woodthorpe Road, Pershore Road, Watford Road, Northfield Baths, Genners Lane and Field Lane, Bartley Green.
Travelling by Train:-
From either Bournville or Yardley Wood Stations take the No. 18 bus route, which stops outside the cemetery gates.
Tel: 0121 303 5583
Fax: 0121 459 8284
The Cemetery will be open to visitors: -
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
February, March, April,
May, June, July, August,
Special times for opening and closing apply on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as follows :- 9.30 am - 1.30 pm.
Cemeteries and Crematoria - Brandwood End Cemetery
Brandwood End Cemetery Tree Walk