Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries

 

The two cemeteries are the last resting place of eight of Birmingham mayors, of alderman, councillors, M.P.s, industrialists, ministers, politicians, a holder of the Victoria Cross and many hero’s of war and of reform, a British royal ancestor and the son of an aboriginal king, and of tens of thousands of people who, by their skills and determination helped make Birmingham the great city it is today source.

Warstone Lane Cemetery 1847 also known as Mint Cemetery, Brookfields Cemetery & the Church of England Cemetery & has John Baskerville buried in the cemetery – best remembered as a printer and typographer.

The outstanding feature associated with the Warstone Lane Cemetery is the 2 tiers of catacombs (photo below.)

Photograph 2 looking down from inside mint cemetery Jewellery Quarter Birmingham 2008
Photograph 2 looking down from inside mint cemetery Jewellery Quarter Birmingham 2008

Famous Burials in The Warstone Lane Cemetery

Joseph Allday – radical politician
John Baskerville (1706–75) – manufacturer, reinterred here in 1897
Dr Pye Chavasse (1810–79) – medical author
James Cooper, VC (1840–89) – soldier
John Postgate (1820–81) – surgeon and food safety campaigner
Clement Mansfield Ingleby (1823–86) – solicitor and poet
Harry Gem (1819–81) – lawn tennis pioneer

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Whilst Birmingham’s oldest Cemetery ” Key Hill ” has the following notable figures buried within its cemetery:

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