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Burial Acts

List of Useful Burial Acts: 1816 Onwards



This list is based on my ongoing research into Brookwood Cemetery. It lists all the major Public & General Acts of Parliament relating to burials along with links to the full-text of each Act. The list is in chronological order.


It is offered in the interest of collating this information into one useful web page.


The list will be updated and amended as necessary. If you are aware of any errors or omissions, then please feel free to contact me.




Year

Title

1816

An Act for enabling Ecclesiastical Corporate Bodies under certain Circumstances to alienate Lands for enlarging Cemeteries or Churchyards

1847

An Act for consolidating in One Act certain Provisions usually contained in Acts authorizing the making of Cemeteries (Cemetery Clauses Act)

1850

An Act to make better provision for the Interment of the Dead in and near the Metropolis

1852

An Act to amend the Laws concerning the Burial of the Dead in the Metropolis

1853

An Act to amend the Laws concerning the Burial of the Dead in England beyond the Limits of the Metropolis and to amend the Act concerning the Burial of the Dead in the Metropolis.

1855

An Act further to amend the Laws concerning the Burial of the Dead in England

1857

An Act to amend the Burial Acts

1859

An Act more effectively to prevent Danger to the Public Health from Places of Burial

1864

An Act to make further Provisions for the Registration of Burials in England

1867

An Act relating to the Consecration of Churchyards

1868

An Act to amend The Consecration of Churchyards Act 1867

1880

An Act to amend the Burial Laws

1884

An Act for preventing the erection of Buildings on Disused Burial Grounds

1902

An Act for the regulation of the burning of Human Remains, and to enable Burial Authorities to establish Crematoria

1952

An Act to amend the law relating to cremation; and for purposes connected therewith

1970

An Act to amend the law relating to the provision by parish councils of signs and the administration of burial grounds by burial authorities, and for matters connected therewith

1981

An Act to amend the Disused Burial Grounds Act 1884 to enable building to take place on certain disused burial grounds with appropriate safeguards; and for purposes connected therewith