Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

17/3/2007

Cemeteries of Birmingham

During the population explosion of the 18th and 19th centuries in Birmingham churchyards quickly became over-filled. In his 1781 History of Birmingham, William Hutton wrote of St Martin’s Church that “the growth of the soil causes a low appearance to the building so that instead of the church burying the dead the dead will in time bury the church”. Indeed, by 1873 the last churchyard had been closed to new burials. for more click here

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