Churchyard: England

Brown, T. 2013

‘The making of urban ‘healtheries’: the transformation of cemeteries and burial grounds in late-Victorian East London’, Journal of Historical Geography, 4:2, 12-23.

Burgess, F. 1963

English Churchyard Memorials, London: Lutterworth Press.

Dinn, R. 1995

‘“Monuments answerable to men’s worth”: burial patterns, social status and gender in later medieval Bury St Edmunds’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 46:2, 237-255.

Dymond, D. 1999

‘God’s disputed acre: charting the secular uses of the England churchyard across the centuries’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 50:3, 464-497.

Snell, K. 2012

‘Churchyard closures, rural cemeteries and the village community in Leicestershire and Rutland, 1800-2010’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 63: 4, 721-757.

Walls, S. 2011

‘“Lest we forget”: the spatial dynamics of church and churchyard as commemorative spaces for the war dead in the twentieth century’, Mortality, 16:2, 131-144.

Williams, H. & Williams, E. 2020

‘Cremation and contemporary churchyards’, in S. De Nardi, H. Orange, S. High & E. Koskinen-Koivisto (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Memory and Place, London: Routledge.


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