This 60 second guide is for residents, parish councillors and clerks who wish to gain a brief understanding of burial grounds and churchyards.

  • It does not cover monuments
  • This is an extremely sensitive area and it is important for Parish Councils to ensure any matters in relation to burial (or cremation) are well researched and documented


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Who's responsible

Maintenance of a closed parochial church yard

Standards of maintenance

Burial grounds outside the parish


This guide is indicative and not definitive, if in doubt get someone else involved or seek professional advice.


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