Churchyard Walls

It is a good idea to include an inspection of your churchyard walls as part of your routine maintenance programme. Collapsed walls can be dangerous and cause major difficulties to neighbouring properties as well as costly repair bills.The inspection of churchyard walls is also part of the Quinquennial Inspection and any necessary repairs or maintenance arising from the report, should be followed up accordingly.

In the event of a churchyard wall being identified as unsafe, appropriate safety fencing should be erected to keep people away from the area and action taken to repair it as soon as possible.The Representative Body holds some limited funds to help with emergency cases.

Churchyard walls listed separately from the church will also need listed building consent for any repair work other than simple maintenance.