Churchyards and cemeteries are all different and each will have their own particular rules and regulations together with their own fee structure. Churchyards usually belong to the adjoining church and seldom issue certificates of ownership for graves (Deeds). Cemeteries are usually owned by either a Local Authority, Parish Council or as part of a private enterprise and they will invariably issue certificates of ownership (Deeds). We will advise where there are still burial opportunities in churchyards and cemeteries where the provision of a new grave is an option.
If a family plot exists we may be able to organise its reopening, provided there is enough remaining space and appropriate permission can be obtained. When grave documentation has been lost or mislaid, the authorisation for the reopening of the grave can usually be resolved quite quickly and without delaying the funeral.
Please find below a list of most frequently requested West Midlands Cemeteries: