Warstone Lane Cemetery
Warstone Lane Cemetery, ( grid reference SP059877 ), also called Brookfields Cemetery, Church of England Cemetery, or Mint Cemetery, is a cemetery dating from 1847 in Birmingham, England. It is one of two cemeteries located in the city's Jewellery Quarter, in Hockley (the other being Key Hill Cemetery). It is no longer available for new burials. A major feature is the two tiers of catacombs, whose unhealthy vapours led to the Birmingham Cemeteries Act which required that non-interred coffins should be sealed with lead or pitch. The foundation stone for the chapel (demolished 1954) was laid on 6 April 1847. The blue brick lodge gate (Hamilton & Medland 1848) building survives and is grade II listed. The cemetery is itself grade II on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. A campaign group is working to preserve and protect the cemetery - The Friends of Key Hill & Warstone Lane Cemeteries. Notable people buried there include:
  • John Baskerville
  • James Cooper VC
  • Dr Pye Chavasse - medical author
  • John Postgate - Food Safety campaigner
  • Clement Ingleby - Solicitor & Poet
  • Joseph Allday - Radical Politician

  • The Jewellery Quarter - History and Guide, Marie Elizabeth Haddleton, ISBN 0-9513108-0-1
  • Images of England - photograph and details from listed building text