10 years of Sytch Lane Cemetery, Wombourne
This article has been extracted from the South Staffordshire Review Magazine issue 74.
December marked the tenth anniversary of the opening of Sytch Lane Cemetery. Located on the outskirts of Wombourne, this seven-acre cemetery opened in 2009 and includes an area for lawn burials, a babies and children’s
section, a natural burial meadow area, a bird bath memorial and a Four Seasons woodland scattering area.
Sytch Lane originated from the area between Ounsdale Road and Blakeley open field called ‘The Sitch’, which is taken from the old English word for ‘boundary’. The site was a disused playing field prior to being developed into a cemetery by the Council.
Iron making was a thriving industry with local smithies and the nail-making industry of the village is depicted with the use of the nail head details on the cemetery gateway created by local artist and blacksmith, Ian Moran. Keeping respectfulness, calmness and peacefulness at the heart of his design, Ian used the universal mark of respect, a bowed head and clasped hands for the figurines and the wavy line on the gates is taken from an ordnance survey map of the waterways in Wombourne.
For more information and for help and advice on all
aspects of burial and memorial options, please contact the
Bereavement Services team.
Tel: 01902 696111
Did you know?
You can book a registrar’s appointment at the Council Offices in Codsall to register a death, a birth or give notice to marry. The registrar is here on Tuesdays from 9am until 1pm and appointments need to be booked through the County Registrar’s office by calling 0300 111 8001 or using the online appointment booker at https://staffordshire.zipporah.co.uk/Registrars.Staffordshire/DeathBookingProcess
Bereavement Services video
A new information video providing an introduction to the Council’s two cemeteries at Sytch Lane in Wombourne and Strawberry Lane in Great Wyrley and showing all the different memorial options is now available to view on the
Council’s YouTube channel southstaffordshire.
Bereavement Information Hubs
The death of a loved one can turn your life upside down. Many find that talking can help and in South Staffordshire
there are two Compton Care Bereavement Information Hubs hosted at Perton and Wombourne Libraries.
Every first Monday of the month, 1.30pm
Every second Friday of the month, 2pm
to 4pm, and every third Thursday of the
month, 6pm to 8pm.
For more information, please contact Perton or Wombourne Library via the Contact Centre on 0300 111 8000 or
Compton Care on 0300 323 0250.