Cemeteries and Graveyards
A Guide for Local and Family Historians in England and Wales
Imprint: Pen and Sword Family History
248 Pages, 6.1 x 9.1 in, 30 black and white illustrations
- April 2022
- In Stock
Chapters concentrate on the history of death and burials, the evolution of churchyards, cemeteries and crematoria, funerals and undertakers and the records associated with each. The coverage is comprehensive, ranging from prehistoric burials and beliefs and the origin of the churchyard to ossuaries, cremation and the preservation and destruction of graves.
The way in which death and burial have been organized over the centuries is covered, as are the differences between town and country churchyards, workhouse and hospital burial grounds, and the practices of different faiths. A particularly valuable section looks at the style and symbolism of memorials and the craft of carving.