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Burial Act 1855

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  2. I.Orders in Council under the recited Acts may be varied by like Orders.

  3. II.Penalty on Persons burying contrary to the Provisions of Orders in Council.

  4. III.Power to Churchwardens to call Vestry Meetings for providing Burial Grounds.

  5. IV.Vacancies in Burial Board to be filled up by Vestry within a Month.

  6. V.Monthly Meetings of Boards repealed.

  7. VI.Sanction of Vestry not required for Expenditure and other Acts of Burial Board in certain Cases.

  8. VII.Fees, &c. to be subject to the Approval of Secretary of State.

  9. VIII.Secretary of State may direct Inspection of Burial Grounds.

  10. IX.Part of Section 24 of 15 & 16 Vict. c.85 repealed.

  11. X.If Ratepayers resolve, Land for new Burial Ground may be conveyed and settled as old Burial Ground.

  12. XI.How Burial Grounds are to be provided for united Parishes.

  13. XII.Burial Boards may be appointed for Township, &c. (not separately maintaining their own Poor) which have had separate Burial Grounds.

  14. XIII.Provision for Expenses of Burial Boards of Places not separately maintaining their own Poor.

  15. XIV.No Obligation to build a Chapel for Persons not Members of the Church of England when Secretary of State, upon Representation of Three Fourths of Vestry, declares it unnecessary.

  16. XV.Assessment to local Rates not to be increased after Purchases for the Purposes of this or any former Act.

  17. XVI.Separate Burial Boards whose Burial Grounds adjoin may contract with each other for specific Purposes.

  18. XVII.Burial Board may let Land not required for Burials.

  19. XVIII.Burial Board to keep in Order closed Burial Grounds, &c.

  20. XIX.Act not to abridge Powers of Local Boards of Health, &c.

  21. XX.Local Boards of Health to exercise Powers of this Act.

  22. XXI.Acts to be construed together.

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