Commentary

16 Provision and control of commercial cemeteries

BURIAL AND CREMATION vol 6(1)
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16 Provision and control of commercial cemeteries

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4: COMMERCIAL CEMETERIES

16 Provision and control of commercial cemeteries

During the nineteenth century, a number of incorporated and unincorporated companies were established for the commercial provision of cemeteries. They did not all have special statutory powers, and some operated under trust deeds and became incorporated under the Companies Acts in the twentieth century. By this means, cemeteries were provided for non-conformists, partly because until the Burial Laws Amendment Act 1880, a non-conformist could not be buried in a churchyard without the Church of England service1. If no part of such a cemetery was to be consecrated, statutory powers might

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