Memorandum by Ryhall Parish Council (CEM
Historical/cultural significance lies in the
fact that a number of families whose origins in the community
stretch back well into the 19th century and whose members are
buried hereand continue to be so. Ryhall is still a close
knit rural community and the cemetery is an important part of
the village. At any given time there will be someone tending a
grave. Even old graves are visited weekly by family members.
Condition of the Old Cemetery is fair to good.
Some old graves are neglected because there is no family left
to maintain them. Some headstones need attention, but again they
are no-one's responsibility now.
Burial space seems adequate at present. There
are relatively few burials, mainly cremation nowadays. At present
rate it should be enough for the next 30 years at least, probably
Rutland County Council in the opinion of our
previous Burial Administrator, does a good job as far as funds
permit and it is assumed that the cemeteries are economically
viable given the enormous burial fees.
Clerk to Parish Council