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Churchyard & Burial Ground Action Pack

Our Action Pack has a wealth of information to help with the sensitive management of your local churchyard, cemetery or burial ground.

Available in both English and Cymraeg, the pack can be downloaded or can be purchased from our shop (£20).

The pack is divided into four sections:

A. Managing Churchyards and Burial Grounds
B. Havens for Wildlife
C. Burial Grounds through Time
D. Involving People

Churchyard & Burial Ground Education Pack

This Education Pack supports teachers and group leaders working with pre-school and Primary school age children.

There are five topics in the Pack, each containing several activities and ideas, including photographs, worksheets and templates.

The topics covered are:
Precious Places
What’s the Story?
Marvellous Monuments
Wildlife Safari
Art and Architecture

Starter Guide

The Starter Guide is just one way in which the Beautiful Burial Ground Project will support absolute beginners to research and record the natural, built and social heritage of burial grounds.

The printed copies are beautifully illustrated and, with a spiral binding, are easy to take with you on a visit to your local burial ground. They will help you to identify species and record your findings. If you would like to receive one of these free of charge please email [email protected] including your address. if you prefer you can download a digital copy below.

You can download your free starter guide here.


Burial Ground Botanical Companion

Enjoy using our Botanical Companion to get started in surveying the grassland plants in your burial ground and making sense of what you find.  You don’t need to be able to identify every plant, simply have a go at as many stages as you can. Available as a hard copy in our shop (£2.50) and a download.

It can be useful to have one hard copy and then download the Summary Sheet, Species List and Chart of Indicator Species in order to write on each time you survey (page 11-19).

Recording Memorials

Burial grounds are places of interest for many people because of the stories they tell of lives past, and of the changing fashions in art and architecture of the stones over the centuries. Surveying your local burial ground and documenting the shape and material of the headstones, the inscriptions and details of the dead gives a fascinating record which is of use to historians, archaeologists, genealogists and many other groups. The four sections of the  Recording Memorials pack are as follows:

Part 1 – Recording the Memorials

Part 2 – Photography and Additional Recording

A Memorial Record Form

Recording Code Sheets

Hand Hay Baler plans

Our hand hay baler plans are based on an original design from the East Texas Pine Straw website.

To see our baler in action visit and scroll down to How to Use a Hand Hay Baler.

Pecyn Gweithgarwch Mynwentydd Eglwysi a Safleoedd Claddu

Mae gan ein Pecyn Gweithgarwch gyfoeth o wybodaeth i helpu gyda rheoli mynwent eich eglwys, eich mynwent gyhoeddus neu eich safle claddu lleol yn sensitif.

Ar gael yn y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg, mae posib lawrlwytho’r pecyn neu gellir ei brynu o’n siop ni.

Mae’r pecyn wedi’i rannu’n bedair adran:

A. Rheoli Mynwentydd Eglwysi a Safleoedd Claddu
B. Hafan i Fywyd Gwyllt
C. Safleoedd Claddu dros Amser
D. Cynnwys Pobl

Pecyn Addysgol Mynwentydd a Safleoedd Claddu

Mae’r Pecyn Addysgol yma’n cefnogi athrawon ac arweinwyr grwpiau sy’n gweithio gyda phlant cyn-ysgol a phlant oedran yr ysgol gynradd.

Mae pum thema yn y Pecyn ac mae pob un yn cynnwys nifer o weithgareddau a syniadau, gan gynnwys lluniau, taflenni gwaith a thempledi.

Dyma’r pynciau sy’n cael sylw:

Llefydd Gwerthfawr
Beth yw’r Stori?
Cofadeiladau Campus
Saffari Bywyd Gwyllt
Celf a Phensaernïaeth

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