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Disused Burial Grounds Act 1884

1884 CHAPTER 72 47 and 48 Vict

An Act for preventing the erection of Buildings on Disused Burial Grounds.

[14th August 1884]

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2Preamble omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1898 (c. 22)

Commencement Information

I1Act wholly in force at Royal Assent

1 Short title.U.K.

This Act may be cited as the Disused Burial Grounds Act 1884.

2 Interpretation. U.K.

In this Act a “disused burial ground” shall mean a burial ground in respect of which an Order in Council has been made for the discontinuance of burials therein in pursuance of the provisions of the said recited Acts.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3Act amended as to meaning of “burial ground” and “disused burial ground” by Open Spaces Act 1887 (c. 32) s. 4

C4 “the said recited Acts” means the Burial Act 1852 (c. 85) and the Burial Act 1853 (c. 134)

3 No buildings to be erected upon disused burial grounds except for enlargement, &c. U.K.

It shall not be lawful to erect any buildings upon any disused burial ground, except for the purpose of enlarging a church, chapel, meeting house, or other places of worship.

4 Savings for buildings already sanctioned.U.K.

Nothing in this Act shall prevent the erection of any building on a disused burial ground for which a faculty has been obtained before the passing of this Act.

5 Savings of burial grounds sold by Act of Parliament.U.K.

Nothing in this Act contained shall apply to any burial ground which has been sold or disposed of under the authority of any Act of Parliament.