Warstone Cemetry

Warstone Lane Cemetery dates back to the late 1840s, where it was once a burial ground for the members of the Anglican Church.

One of the key elements on the cemetery is the two tiers of catacombs.
The almost toxic vapours that came from the catacombs resulted in the Birmingham Cemeteries Act, which required non-interred coffins should be sealed with lead, or pitch.

Did you know?
The cemetery is Grade II listed on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest.

Warstone Lane Cemetery isn’t available for burials, but it can be visited!
Initially, the cemetery was reserved for Anglican burials, and was built along with Key Hill Cemetery – which is nearby – as there was overcrowding in other graveyards, in the Quarter.

The featured catacombs were built because of a sandpit that has dominated the site, and te catacombs did a brilliant job of neatening up the sandpit.
Prior to them being bricked up, as seen in the above image, guests were welcomed to roam inside the catacombs if they dared!

One of the most famous residents of the catacombs is world-renowned typographer and printer, John Baskerville.

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