Natural burial England

Clayden, A., Green, T., Hockey, J. & Powell, M. 2015

Natural Burial: Landscape, Practice and Experience, Abingdon: Routledge.

Clayden, A., Green, T., Hockey, J. & Powell, M. 2017

‘Cutting the lawn – natural burial and its contribution to the delivery of ecosystems in urban cemeteries’, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 33, 99-106.

Clayden, A., Green, T., Hockey, J. & Powell, M. 2016

‘From cabbages to cadavers: natural burial down on the farm’, in A. Maddrell & J. Sidaway (eds) Deathscapes: Spaces for Dying, Mourning and Remembrance, London: Routledge, 119-140.

Clayden, A., Hockey, J. & Powell, M. 2010

‘Natural burial: the de-materialisation of death? in J. Hockey, C. Komaromy, & K. Woodthorpe (eds) The Matter of Death: Space, Place and Materiality, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 148-164.

Hockey, J., Green, T., Clayden, A. & Powell, M. 2012

‘Landscapes of the dead? Natural burial and the materialisation of absence’, Journal of Material Culture, 17: 2, 115-32.

Kim, K., Hall, M., Hart, A. & Pollard, S. 2008

‘A survey of green burial sites in England and Wales and an assessment of the feasibility of a groundwater vulnerability tool’, Environmental Technology, 29: 1-12.

Yarwood, R., Sidaway, J., Kelly, C. & Stillwell, S. 2014

‘Sustainable deathstyles? The geography of green burials in Britain’, The Geographic Journal, 181:2, 172-184.


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