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Cemeteries and graves

Walsall Council reserves the right to close cemetery gates in consideration of the weather conditions and safety to visitors.

Cemeteries opening hours

Month Time
January, November, December 8am - 4pm

February, October

8am - 5pm

March, April, September

8am - 6pm

May, June, July, August

8am - 7pm

These sites open at 9am on Saturdays, Sundays, bank holidays and other council staff holidays.

Types of grave

Traditional sections 

  • these sections are the ones which most people think of when they imagine a cemetery. 
  • they are typically found in old cemeteries and are distinguished by large memorials which often span the full length and width of the graves.
  • there are no new graves available on any traditional sections in Walsall council cemeteries however there are occasions when existing graves are re-opened to allow for the interment of a relative of the people who are buried in the grave. This can result in the installation of a new memorial which can make it seem as though the grave is a new one.

Lawn sections

  • these are sections where memorials of a set size are placed at the head end of the grave space. 
  • small items of memorabilia, such as vases, can be placed immediately in front of the headstone but must not spread over the length of the grave. The remainder of the grave space is grassed over.
  • all new full graves in Walsall council cemeteries are on lawn sections.

Baby sections

  • these are sections where small graves are available for the burial of babies and very young children. 
  • memorials and memorabilia can be placed along the full length and width of the grave space in these sections. 
  • to help preserve memorabila the new baby sections are topped with a layer of gravel. 

Muslim sections

  • the graves on Muslim sections are oriented in such a way that the deceased faces North-East.
  • full grave Muslim sections are laid out in the same way as the lawn sections, i.e. memorials of a set size are placed at the head end of the grave space. 
  • small items of memorabilia, such as vases, can be placed immediately in front of the headstone but must not spread over the length of the grave, the remainder of the grave space is grassed over.
  • Muslim baby sections are laid out in the same way as described for the baby sections above, i.e. existing sections are on grassed areas but new sections are topped with a layer of gravel.

Cremated remains sections

  • these sections contain small graves which can hold up to four sets of cremated remains. 
  • memorials of a set size can be placed at the head end of the grave space and small items of memorabilia, such as vases, can be placed immediately in front of the headstone, the remainder of the grave is grassed over.

Availability of graves and cremated remains plots

New graves in Walsall are only available on lawn sections. 

New graves for full coffin burials

These are available at:

  • North Walsall Cemetery
  • Streetly Cemetery
  • Willenhall Lawn Cemetery

Cremated remains graves

These are available at:

  • Bentley Cemetery
  • Bloxwich Cemetery
  • James Bridge Cemetery
  • North Walsall Cemetery
  • Streetly Cemetery
  • Willenhall Lawn Cemetery

Kerbside ‘Bon Accord’ plaques

These are available at:

  • Bloxwich Cemetery
  • Ryecroft Cemetery
  • Streetly Cemetery

Foley memorial vaults

These are only available at Streetly Cemetery.