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Exhumation law. and MoJ - a serious issue
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kevin wooldridge Wrote:Can I recommend the English Heritage/CofE working party publication.
Thanks Kevin! Very useful document, that.
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Dinosaur Wrote:How do you define a 'burial ground' or cemetery? ..... And how are you supposed to know the date of unaccompanied burials at the time of application? - we've got some in the office at the moment which were dug as C3rd-4th Roman but C14 showed to be C8th-9th middle Saxon, thereby shifting them across the AD700 divide...

The 1884 Disused Burial grounds legislation defines a burial ground as 'any churchyard, cemetery or other ground, whether consecrated or not, which has been at any time set apart for the purpose of interment; any place that burials have taken place' which means I think any place where human remains have been purposely interred of any date.

The 7th century date in the EH/CofE document I guess refers to the earliest date that the CofE can claim existence and is not an archaeological TAQ/TPQ...
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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kevin wooldridge Wrote:The 1884 Disused Burial grounds legislation defines a burial ground as 'any churchyard, cemetery or other ground, whether consecrated or not, which has been at any time set apart for the purpose of interment; any place that burials have taken place' [my underline]...

That seems clear enough -cheers! :face-approve:
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