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The cremation of a human body is a highly emotional occasion for those taking part in the service. This is never forgotten by the officials of the crematorium, who aim to create an atmosphere of reverence and respect throughout the entire proceedings.

The Code of Cremation Practice provides information on the things that you will need to consider.

Cemeteries and Crematoria within the Borough

Gornal Wood Cemetery and Crematorium

There are two Crematoriums within the Borough. Gornal Wood Cemetery and Crematorium was is set amongst delightful landscape grounds.

The Seasonal Gardens of Remembrance, the Crematorium buildings are of a modern design but every effort is made to retain a friendly and pleasant atmosphere.

Family History & the Genealogy Research Service

Please visit our Genealogy Research Service for the transcription of records and information on individuals buried in the seven cemeteries that are under the control of Dudley Council. Information can be viewed on a variety of information including burials, cremations, cemeteries, graves and plots.

Bereavement Services now offer a Genealogy Research Service to locate a person that is buried within one of the boroughs cemeteries. The online facility provides both the burial location and grave number.

In addition further information on Researching your family history is available from the Dudley Archives and Local History web pages, cemetery plans, and an online archive of historic mapping and aerial photography is available.

Stourbridge Cemetery and Crematorium

Stourbridge Cemetery and Crematorium was opened in 1960 and is administered by Dudley Council. It is sited in the charming grounds of Stourbridge Cemetery.

The Crematorium buildings were adapted from an old chapel and many of the features of the building were retained to preserve its unique and pleasant character.

Rules and Regulations

These rules and regulations are a necessary requirement for the management of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Cemeteries and Crematoria.

The regulations have been prepared with a balance between individual rights and the need to regulate for safe and tidy grounds.


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.