Cemeteries in Solihull
Laying new turf in cemeteries
We would like to apologise to all cemetery visitors and families.
We are still unable to lay new turf on graves within our cemeteries.
Although the weather has now changed from the very hot and dry weather conditions we had earlier in the summer the ground in our cemeteries continues to be very dry.
We would like to take this opportunity to reassure all visitors that plans are in place to lay the new turf on graves during October, providing the weather and the ground conditions allow for this.
Thank you for your understanding.
We have 3 cemeteries in Solihull, all cemetery grounds are open every day of the year.
Cemetery grounds are open:
- November to January - 9.00am to 4.15pm
- February, March and October - 9.00am to 5.00pm
- April to September - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays open at 10.00am and close at the same times as above.
- Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day - 10.00am to 2.30pm
For office opening hours see How to contact us.
Robin Hood Cemetery and Crematorium
Opened in 1917, covers an area of 45 acres, a Cemetery Chapel was constructed in 1931, the extensive grounds consist of ancient woodland, with traditional and lawn grave sections. The Crematorium was opened in 1958, and to make the necessary provision for cremation facilities, the cemetery chapel was modified and the buildings extended.
Woodlands Cemetery and Crematorium
Opened in 1984 and initially accommodated lawn graves and cremated remains graves. In 2000 the existing cemetery chapel was modified and extended to make provision for the Crematorium. The style and architecture was carefully planned to match the existing building and is sympathetic to its rural location. The cemetery has an extensive woodland area containing an ancient decoy pool.
Widney Manor Cemetery
Widney Manor Road
Opened in 1992 and is situated in a rural setting. The cemetery accommodates lawn graves and cremated remains graves, there is also an area set aside for the strewing of cremated remains.
We have dedicated memorials in our cemeteries for babies who have died around the time of their birth, these have been commissioned by Solihull SANDS.
How to contact us
All cemetery enquiries should be made to the Cemeteries and Crematoria Office.
Telephone: 0121 709 7009
Cemeteries and Crematoria Office
Office hours are:
- Monday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
- Tuesday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
- Wednesday - 10.30am to 5.00pm
- Thursday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
- Friday - 9.00am to 4.30pm