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Church Building Act 1822

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XXVIParishes may, with Consent of Commissioners, procure and buy additional Burial Grounds.

And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to authorize and empower any Parish, Chapelry, Township, or Extra-parochial Place, which shall be desirous of procuring a Burial Ground, or adding to any existing Church or Chapel Yard or Cemetery, to procure and purchase any such Land or Ground as may in the Opinion of the Commissioners be sufficient and properly situated for a Church or Chapel Yard or Burial Ground, or as ,an Addition to any existing Church or Chapel Yard or Cemetery (whether such Land or Ground shall be situated within the Parish or Place for the Use of which the same shall be intended), and to make, raise, levy, and collect Rates for Purchase thereof, or for the Repayment with Interest of any Money borrowed for the making such Purchase, at such Times and in such Proportions as shall be agreed upon with the Person or Persons advancing any such Money and approved of by the said Commissioners; and the Churchwardens or Chapelwardens or Persons authorized under the said recited Acts to make Rates far any of the Purposes of the said recited Acts, of any such Parish, Chapelry, Township, or Extra-parochial Place, may and shall in every such Case use and exercise all the Powers and Authorities in the said recited Acts, for the Purpose of making and completing such Purchases, and also all the Powers and Authorities in the said recited Acts specified, as to making, raising, and levying any Rates for any of the Purposes of the said recited Acts ; and when any such Land or Ground so purchased shall be situate out of the Bounds of the Parish or Place for which the same is intended, the same shall after Consecration become and be deemed Part of such Parish or Place; any thing in any Act, Law, or Custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

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