Conservation and Management of Cemeteries
This publication is intended for local authority and other cemetery managers, conservation officers, elected members and local people interested in getting involved in caring for their own cemetery. It is not a complete manual, but an introduction to the issues involved in cemetery conservation and management. The significance of cemeteries as landscapes of historic interest or wildlife value is explained, and the importance of conserving both designed and natural features of cemeteries is highlighted. There are suggestions on how to evaluate cemeteries and use statutory designations to protect them, and an explanation of how to use Conservation Management Plans for medium- and long-term, as well as day-to-day, care of cemeteries. Advice on where to look for more detailed information and support is given in the Further reading and Useful contacts sections.
The document is available to download from this web page in PDF version.