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may be provided by any Local Board under this Act, shall have the
same Rights of Interment in the consecrated Portion of such Burial
Ground as they respectively would have had in the Burial Grounds
in and for their several Parishes and Places.


Ground to

V. The Income arising from the said Burial Ground shall be Income

of Burial applied by the Local Board in or towards defraying the current Expenses of such Burial Ground; and whenever, after Payment of be applied such Expenses, there shall be any Surplus at the Disposal of the Local towards

defraying Board, they shall carry the same to the Credit of the General District Expenses. 10 Rates.

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this Act.

VI, Sections 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 of the Cemeteries Certain Clauses Act, 1847, and the Clauses of that Act“ with respect to pre- 10&11 Vict,

Sections of “ venting Nuisance from the Cemetery,” “ with respect to Burials in c. 65. incor

“ the Cemetery,” “ with respect to exclusive Rights of Burial and porated with 15 “ monumental Inscriptions in the Cemetery,” “ with respect to Pay

“ ments to Incumbents of Parishes or Ecclesiastical Districts, and to
“ Parish Clerks,” and “ with respect to the Protection of the Cemetery,”
shall be incorporated with this Act; and for the Purposes of this Act

the Expression “ the Company,” wherever used in the said Cemeteries
20 Clauses Act, shall mean the Local Board of Health.

VII. The Public Health Act, 1848, and this Act, shall be read 11 & 12 Vict. together as One Act.

c. 63. and
this Act read

as One Act. VIII. This Act may be cited as “The Local Board of Health Burial Short Title, Grounds Act.”

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Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed,

13 June 1853.


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Preamble recites 15 & 16 Vict. c. 85.
On Representation of Secretary of State, Her Majesty in Council

may restrain the opening of new Burial Grounds, and order Dis

continuance of Burials in specified Places; Sect. 1. Order not to extend to Burial Grounds of Quakers or Jews, unless

expressly included ; 2. Burial not to take place after Order in Council for Discontinuance ; 3. Saving of certain Rights to bury in Vaults, &c.; 4. Saving as to Cemeteries established under Act of Parliament, and

new Burial Grounds hereafter approved of by Secretary of

State; 5. New Burial Grounds not to be opened contrary to Order in

Council ; 6. Certain Provisions of Metropolitan Burial Act, 15 & 16 Vict. c. 85.,

extended to Parishes, &c. not in the Metropolis ; 7. Act not to extend to the Metropolis ; 8. Act not to extend to Scotland or Ireland ; 9.




Amend the Laws concerning the Burial of the

Dead in England beyond the Limits of the

[Note.—The Words printed in Italics are proposed to be inserted

in Committee.]


HEREAS an Act was passed in the last Session of Parlia

Preamble. ment “to amend the Laws concerning the Burial of the 15 & 16 Vict.

“ Dead in the Metropolis," and it is expedient to make c. 85. better Provision for and in relation to Burials beyond the Limits of 5 the said Act: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen'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, as follows:

I. In case it appear to Her Majesty in Council, upon the Repre- On Repre10 sentation of One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, that sentation of

Secretary of for the Protection of the Public Health the opening of any new State, Her Burial Ground in any City or Town, or within any other Limits, save Majesty in with the previous Approval of One of such Secretaries of State, restrain the

should be prohibited, or that Burials in any City or Town, or within opening of 15 any other Limits, or in any Burial Grounds or Places of Burial, Grounds,and should be wholly discontinued, or should be discontinued subject to order Dis

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