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Closed Churchyards

Closed churchyards

Photo showing Thurnby church

Harborough District Council manages twenty closed churchyards throughout the District.

A closed churchyard is one which has no more space for new burials and has been officially declared closed by the Home Office.

In such cases the Church Authorities are able to pass on responsibility for future maintenance to the District Council.

There are closed churchyards at the locations detailed below.

  • Little Bowden
  • Great Bowden
  • Foxton
  • Mowsley
  • Theddingworth
  • Swinford
  • Catthorpe
  • Claybrooke Parva
  • Leire
  • Broughton Astley
  • Fleckney
  • Saddington
  • Kibworth
  • Great Glen
  • Thurnby
  • Billesdon   
  • Bringhurst
  • Husbands Bosworth
  • Scraptoft
  • Bitteswell