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The Funerary Monuments Group

  The Funerary Monuments Group was formed by members of the NFCF with experience in conservation of cemeteries with the role of advising and supporting newly established groups or small groups lacking the experience of operating in larger established cemetery groups. The group also is able to liaise with national conservation agencies such as English Heritage.

It was decided at a meeting in January 2010 to merge the administration of the Graves at Risk Register with the functions of the FMG group which includes cemetery safety, conservation of graves and advising on the Listing of graves.

The FMG welcomes enquiries from NFCF Members on the care of graves of architectural or artistic importance or of historical importance associated with a famous or locally well known personage or event such as a battle or disaster.

The Graves at Risk Register application form incorporates the ability to recommend a grave for Listing.  Copies of entries on the Register will be forwarded to cemetery owners and to the national conservation agency to alert them of our concern.

Chair Robert Stephenson [Kensal Green and Brompton]  Richard Bell [Hyde Park, Doncaster], Signe Hoffos [Kensal Green] and Matthew Pridham [Family History Centre].

The panel welcomes questions on the listing of memorials, cemetery safety etc and we aim to make any advice available on the FAQ's page of this site.

image at Nunhead Cemetery courtesy Carol Stevenson
surface of grave marker breaking down due to erosion
image courtesy Carol Stevenson  Kensal Greengrave at Kensal Green  central view York  Cemetery York Cemetery Chapel View angel on graveangel carving on gravestoneBelgrave Cemetery courtesy Dorothy Marshall




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