The whole area of burials, churchyards, cemeteries and municipal burial grounds is somewhat arcane.

This 60 second guide is a basic introduction to churchyards for residents, town and parish clerks and councillors who wish to gain a basic introductory level of understanding.


Article Contents - Click on a link below

Background and definitions

Purchased Graves

Closure and transfer



This guide does not cover detailed burial regulations for churchyards or municipal cemeteries.

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


Please Register, Login or Subscribe to