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Burial Ground Act 1816

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Burial Ground Act 1816

1816 CHAPTER 141

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

[2nd July 1816]

WHEREAS Cemeteries, Churchyards, or Burying Grounds, are in various Places found to be too small, and the same cannot be conveniently enlarged, without appropriating for Consecration some Part of the Lands belonging to Corporations or Spiritual Persons, not authorized by Law to alienate such Land for any Purpose whatsoever ; be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this AO. it mall and may be lawful for any Spiritual or Ecclesiastical Body Corporate or Spiritual Person, being a Corporation Sole, possessing any Land adjacent to any Cemetery, Churchyard or Burying Ground, to fell, by Indenture of Bargain and Sale, inrolled in the High Court of Chancery within Six Calendar Months, for the Purpose of Consecration, such Portion thereof as may be deemed necessary for enlarging any such Cemetery, Churchyard, or Burying Ground, not exceeding One Acre.

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