Graveyards, Cemeteries & Burial Places
Our graveyards and places of burial contain a fascinating array of monuments and memorial types giving insight into changing burial traditions and the architectural preferences of our past generations. In our towns the graveyard and cemetery often provide a welcome break in the urban environment offering architectural distraction and a recreational amenity. Today, in an increasingly secular world, burial grounds face the threat of neglect and vandalism. Comprehensive surveys of graveyards is a crucial step in providing specific guidance on maintenance and future management of these important sites.
- Qualified built heritage consultants with specialist knowledge in the field of funerary architecture.
- Project management experience with a proven track record in working closely with related disciplines including archaeologists, masons and environmental consultants.
- Specialist experience in the field of monument repair and maintenance based on best practice conservation principles.
- Rapid response – Where monuments are in danger of imminent collapse we can provide a ‘next day’ response to facilitate immediate essential works.
Carrig can carry out:
- Inventory of Graveyards – identify, map and create a database of graveyards or burial grounds within a given area.
- Historical Research – provide historic research of graveyards, associated structures and principal burials based on primary and secondary source material.
- Condition Survey – Survey of graveyard/burial ground recording defects and decay mechanisms i.e. masonry decay, instability of monuments and corrosion of ironwork.
- Conservation & Management Plans – provision of conservation strategy addressing key issues and threats, recommendations for future maintenance, prioritisation of maintenance and future interpretation of the site.
- Ministerial Consent – Many of graveyards and burials places are recorded national monuments. We can confidently manage applications for obtaining ministerial consent for necessary work.