When a loved one passes away, it is an emotional and challenging period for the deceased's (the person who has died). family and friends.
Unfortunately, occasionally it is necessary to remove the remains of a deceased person from their burial, whether they were cremated or buried in the ground.
This procedure is referred to as exhumation.
The following organisations and representatives are able to request an exhumation:
Exhuming a deceased person is sometimes required. Here are some of the more common reasons for exhumations:
In the United Kingdom exhumations are governed by The Burial Act of 1857 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is one of the Burial Acts 1852 to 1885. Its purpose is to regulate burial grounds. It regulates where and how deceased people may be buried, and provides for the exhumation of remains.
The full and updated Act can be found here: The Burial Act of 1857.
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