Cemetery Grounds, Wheatley Hill DH6 3JY

email: wheatleyhill.heritage.centre@btinternet.com

phone: 01429 824402

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School and other

group bookings are

welcome by prior


Tuesday    10-12    2-4

Thursday   10-12    2-4

Saturday               2-4

Opening Times

Free Admission


Hearing Loop

Disabled Access


Wheatley Heritage centre is situated in the cemetery and was originally used as a chapel of rest.

It was opened by MinersLeader, Peter Lee in 1907 and was used to hold funerals until the late 1950’s.

It is a very attractive building which still retains many of its original Edwardian architectural features.

Peter Lee is buried in the cemetery and along with our war memorial, his grave is a listed monument.

Thomas Kenny VC is also buried in Wheatley Hill cemetery and we have his 100 years commemoration stone

which was laid in 2015.


Heritage Open Days

19th, 20th and 21st September 10.00am - 4.00pm

Exhibition at Yesterday Belongs to You – Beamish Museum

21st September

History & Heritage Calendars will go on sale during the last week in October

Remembrance 2019

Sunday 10th November

Closures for Christmas 2019

22nd December 2019 – 4th January 2020

Peter Lee

Thomas Kenny VC

The church windows we rescued from St Bartholomews Church, Thornley

The Heritage Centre is supported by Wheatley Hill Parish Council

 We are always on the lookout for any information or photos of people & scenes of Wheatley Hill, or surrounding areas, & if you are willing to lend or give us a copy, we would be very grateful.

 Please email us with details.

Mail: wheatleyhill.heritage.centre@btinternet.com?subject=Information/Photos from website

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