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Burial Act 1855

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XIHow Burial Grounds are to be provided for united Parishes.

Where a Parish or Place has been united with any other Parish or Place, Parishes or Places, for all or any Ecclesiastical Purposes, or where Two or more Parishes or Places have heretofore had a Church or a Burial Ground for their joint Use, or where the Inhabitants of several Parishes or Places have been accustomed to meet in One Vestry for Purposes common to such several Parishes or Places, it shall be lawful for the Vestry or any Meeting in the Nature of a Vestry of such several Parishes or Places in any of the Cases aforesaid, and whether any One or more of such Parishes or Places do or do not separately maintain its own Poor, to appoint a Burial Board, and from Time to Time to supply Vacancies therein, and to exercise the same Powers of Authorization, Approval, and Sanction in relation to such Burial Board, and such other Powers as under the said Acts and this Act are vested in the Vestry of a Parish or Place separately maintaining its own Poor; and the Burial Board so appointed shall have all the Powers for providing a Burial Ground for the common Use of such several Parishes or Places, and for facilitating Interments, and otherwise, as if such several Parishes or Places had been a Parish separately maintaining its own Poor ; and the Expenses of the Burial Board appointed under this Provision shall be borne by the several Parishes or Places for which such Board is appointed, and shall be apportioned among them by such Burial Board in proportion to the Value of the Property in such several Parishes or Places as rated to the Relief of the Poor; and the Sums required by the Burial Board in respect of the Portion of such Expenses to be borne by any such Parish or Place shall be paid out of the Rates for the Relief of the Poor in such Parish or Place, in like Manner as if such Burial Board had been appointed for such Parish or Place alone.

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