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Birmingham’s two oldest cemeteries

With Key Hill opening in 1836 and Warstone Lane in 1848 and have provided a final resting place for many notable Birmingham figures. The landscapes of both cemeteries are listed on the Historic England Register of Parks and Gardens in recognition of their great historic importance. This project aims to restore them to their former glory and protect them for future generations.

Alongside the restoration work, there will also be an extensive programme of events celebrating the heritage, natural environment and community value of the cemeteries.

The key aims of the project are:

  • To change perception of the cemeteries and raise awareness of their historical importance
  • To get more people to visit the cemeteries and become actively engaged with the project
  • To add to the ‘sense of place’ in the JQ, boosting pride and confidence in the area
  • To build strong partnerships with local residents, business and communities
  • To provide new resources for education and life-long learning about nature and heritage.

This project is possible because of funding from:

For more information about the cemeteries & the Jewellery Quarter:

Got Questions?

Contact our Activities Programme Manager!


Josie Wall

Phone: 0121 233 2814

Email: josie.wall@jqdt.org

Post: Studio 508F, The Big Peg,
120 Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6NF

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project


This project is possible because of funding from: