Grangemouth Parish Burial Ground Joint Committee records

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Grangemouth Parish Burial Ground Joint Committee
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Minutes, Lair Registers, Lair Sales Books, Monuments Registers, receipt and cash books, Grandsable cemetery plans

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The Burial Ground (Scotland) Act 1855 enabled Parochial Boards and then Parish Councils to raise loans set against future fees to purchase ground for local authority cemeteries. Under this and subsequent Acts, Grangemouth Parish decided to open Grandsable Cemetery in 1901. Responsibility was shared with Polmont Parish, hence the establishment of the Joint Committee.
Local authorities were given authority to fund and operate cemeteries from 1855. Church graveyards were the responsibility of Heritors until in 1894 parish councils or town councils were allowed to accept responsibility for church graveyards from the Heritors. In 1925 all remaining Church of Scotland church graveyards were transferred into the care of the parish councils (which were replaced by district councils from 1930) or the town councils. Some cemeteries were run by Joint Committees of two or more local authorities. Grandsable Cemetery was one example of this: run by a joint committee of Polmont Parish and Grangemouth Parish., and serving both areas.Cremation was permitted by and Act of Parliament in 1902. Responsibility for cemeteries and the crematorium transferred to Falkirk District Council in 1975 and then to Falkirk Council in 1996. Cemeteries and Crematorium section was a part of the Amenity & Recreation Department in 1975, and then the Leisure Department. In 1996 it became a section of Community Services
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