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Buying or applying to buy a Grave Plot

Dudley Council is responsible for the management of seven cemeteries throughout the borough and offers several different types of graves that can be purchased.  These include earthen graves, cremated remains graves and woodland graves.

What graves are available for purchase?

Earthen graves are available at all sites except Halesowen Cemetery. Cremated remains plots are available at all of the Dudley borough cemeteries. Woodland graves are only available at Gornal Wood Cemetery.

Can I reserve a grave?

There are restrictions in place at most of the borough cemeteries in respect of reserving graves.  Please contact the relevant cemetery office for further information.

How long is the grave purchased for?

A grave is purchased for a period of 75 years and will have certain conditions attached to it depending on the type of grave. These may include the size of the permitted memorial on that grave or whether a memorial can indeed be erected.

How much does it cost?

Details of the fees to purchase graves are available on the Burial, Grave & Cremation Fees. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit / debit card.

Please note that any purchasing fees are doubled if the applicant lives outside of the Dudley Borough.

Can I apply for a grave if I live outside the borough?

Yes, you can apply if you live outside of the borough; however please note; any purchasing fees are doubled if the applicant lives outside of the Dudley Borough.

How do I apply?

You can apply by any of the following means:

  • Please complete the Application form to purchase a private grave, to re-open an existing private grave or for interment in an unpurchased grave , which is available at the bottom of this page.

  • You can send us a completed and signed application form together with a cheque for the correct amount or by bringing it to us at the office address below.

  • Contacting us in writing, telephone or email. Please use the contact forms below to request an application form.
     

Further Information

If you wish to buy a grave plot or simply find out any general information to this end, please feel free to contact the relevant Cemetery Office.

For enquires relating to Gornal Wood Cemetery, Brierley Hill Cemetery or Dudley Cemetery, please contact the Gornal Wood Office.

For enquires relating to Stourbridge Cemetery, Lye & Wollescote Cemetery, Halesowen Cemetery or Cradley Cemetery, please contact the Stourbridge Office.

Contact Details

  • Name Gornal Wood Cemetery and Crematorium
  • Address Bereavement Services, Chase Road, Gornal Wood, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 2RL
  • Telephone 01384 813970
  • Fax 01384 813971
  • Opening Hours Gornal Wood Office: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4.30. Please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays.