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The interment of a loved one is an extremely emotional occasion and it is important that your individual needs are met. For this reason, a member of staff by appointment, will be pleased to meet you before any interment takes place, to ensure that the cemetery and section chosen is to your satisfaction.


Memorials are a lasting monument and tribute to a person's life, perhaps the final gift to someone dearly loved. it is therefore important to choose the monument carefully and Bereavement Services can provide advice on the options available to you.

Please note that individual sections at different cemeteries have a variation in memorial regulations. Your funeral director or the cemetery office staff will be able to advise you fully.

Temporary Plot Marker

Following the interment in a new grave whether it is a full cremated remains or babies’ grave, a temporary plot marker will automatically be placed on the grave normally on the same day as the interment.

It will be removed when it is replaced by a permanent memorial.

Buying a Grave

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

Genealogy Research Service

Please visit our Genealogy Research Service for the transcription of records and information on individuals buried in the cemeteries that are controlled by Dudley Council.

Information can be viewed on a variety of information including burials, cremations, cemeteries, graves and plots.

Cremated remains

A designated section is available for Cremated Remains at the following cemeteries:

Cremated remains plots will be found on request at Dudley Cemetery.

Cemeteries and Crematoria

There are seven cemeteries and two crematorium under the control of Dudley Council.

Cemeteries & Crematoria within the Borough

Muslim Graves

At Brierley Hill CemeteryDudley New cemetery and Lye and Wollescote Cemetery there are designated Muslim sections with both adult and baby graves that are orientated towards Mecca.

One grave can be reserved by a grave owner following a burial at Dudley New cemetery only. Please contact the cemetery office for further information on reserving. 

View the below guidance document for Muslim Burial.