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Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery

picture of the chapels at Brandwood End  cemetery

Brandwood End Cemetery was opened on 13th April 1899 by Mr George Talliss, the Chairman of the local Cemetery Committee, with the first burial, that of a young child, taking place on Saturday 15 April 1899.

As a typical Victorian Cemetery it was beautifully landscaped, and set out with a main tree lined central avenue which was intersected by smaller tree lined cross-drives, creating a grid pattern.

At its highest point stood the twin terracotta brick built Mortuary Chapels; one for Non-Conformists and the other consecrated for the Anglican Church. The central avenue passes directly between the two identical mortuary chapels and beneath the bell tower archway that connects the two buildings.

Brandwood End remains a beautiful example of the Victorian and Edwardian 'culture of commemoration' and one of the main objectives of The Friends is to assist in maintaining those old values and preserving the commemorative inheritance passed down to us by our 19th century predecessors on into the 21st Century

Detailed Information


Cemetery Address:
Woodthorpe Road
Kings Heath
B14 6EQ

'Friends' contact':
Tel: 0121 605 4316

Friends' Website

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Opening Hours

  • The Cemetery will be open to visitors: -

  • Month


    Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

    January, December

    08.30-16.00 hours

    10.00-16.00 hours

    February, March, April,
    October, November

    08.30-16.00 hours

    10.00-17.00 hours

    May, June, July, August,

    08.30-16.30 hours

    10.00-17.00 hours

  • Special times for opening and closing apply on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as follows :- 9.30 am - 1.30 pm.

How to get there:

  • 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.