Cemetery Grounds, Wheatley Hill DH6 3JY
phone: 01429 824402
School and other
group bookings are
welcome by prior
Tuesday 10-12 2-4
Thursday 10-12 2-4
Wheatley Heritage centre is situated in the cemetery and was originally used as a chapel of rest.
It was opened by Miners’ Leader, 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.
EVENTS FOR 2018
Unveiling of the Village Artwork in Cemetery
Exhibition at Sunderland History Fair
Exhibition at Thornley Community Centre re John Scott Youll VC
6, 7, 8 September
Heritage Open Days
Service of Remembrance
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.
© Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre 2018