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Offline putti

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Graves built on old ground
« on: Wednesday 17 October 12 11:41 BST (UK) »
I would like to hear exactly what this means ? I have a relative buried at St Lawrence Church in Longridge and on the Parish register the grave is stated as buried on old ground...... any help would be gratefully recieved :)

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Re: Graves built on old ground
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 October 12 11:48 BST (UK) »
I see from the Lancashire OPC site that burials are shown as 'old ground' and others as 'new ground.'

This indicates that at some point the burial ground was extended by the purchase/gift of some additional land.  'Old ground' refers to the part of the burial ground which belonged to the church before this additional land was consecrated: 'New ground' to this 'new' area.

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Re: Graves built on old ground
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 17 October 12 11:49 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much for that :)