About cemeteries

Pateley Cemetery

In any discussion of burial space, it is helpful to be careful with definitions. See:

  • J. Rugg (2000) 'Defining the place of burial: what makes a cemetery a cemetery?' Mortality, 5, 3, 259-276.

For further background reading we have compiled a select bibliography on cemeteries and cemetery research.

Our Frequently Asked Questions will help you understand cemeteries, burials, the difference between cemeteries and churchyards, and grave re-use.