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Chanandlerbong01 Mon 18-Jan-21 21:51:56

Just browsing Rightmove earlier, glad I read the full description. Is this even legal?

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Standrewsschool Mon 18-Jan-21 21:54:56

Well, I wasn’t expecting that!

It’s not the best staged house. Why didn’t they close the toilet lid!

Bargebill19 Mon 18-Jan-21 21:56:37

I believe it is legal with permission from the local council. Presumably that’s been granted. Maybe they really mean that his ashes have been scattered there...?
Not entirely sure it would be something I would want in my garden - I’m thinking of future family of the deceased wanting to visit, which could be awkward. Not to mention if you wanted to extend etc.

Miranda15110 Mon 18-Jan-21 21:57:21

Oh dear, won't relatives come round and place flowers etc. Weird.

Evenstar Mon 18-Jan-21 21:58:10

It is, but you do have to consult the Environment Agency to ensure any burial would not pollute a water course. I don’t think I would want to buy that house and I am sure it has been devalued and made harder to sell.

NeverTrustaRabbit Mon 18-Jan-21 21:58:17

Yep, it's legal.....covered by the burial laws dating back to the late 1800's. You do have to own the home /land though.

People get attached to their homes.

Chanandlerbong01 Mon 18-Jan-21 21:58:54

I said exactly that about the toilet lid!

I didn’t think about it being ashes. I would just be terrified of the dog digging in the garden! If you look on the back garden picture there is a strip of mud across the middle.... is that it?

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Wonderwalk Mon 18-Jan-21 22:00:56


redamancy Mon 18-Jan-21 22:02:00


I said exactly that about the toilet lid!

I didn’t think about it being ashes. I would just be terrified of the dog digging in the garden! If you look on the back garden picture there is a strip of mud across the middle.... is that it?

I think it is... He’s a bit close to the house, isn’t he? shock I’d be too scared to even put a patio down!

NotCornflakes Mon 18-Jan-21 22:03:37

Two of my relatives' ashes were scattered in their gardens. I did think it was a bit odd. I don't know if it was declared when the houses were sold. We don't go and visit them!

DrinkRefilled Mon 18-Jan-21 22:03:39

Wow. I mean kind of sweet that a man was born and died there.

But who the hell is gonna buy that!

SavoyCabbage Mon 18-Jan-21 22:03:49

Rose garden is a stretch! It must mean ashes surely!

Maireas Mon 18-Jan-21 22:04:04

All things considered, that's a very high asking price.

NotCornflakes Mon 18-Jan-21 22:04:38

Oh sorry, didn't read properly, assumed it was ashes. blush

UsernameFail Mon 18-Jan-21 22:05:48

Err look at the picture of the garden... anyone else notice the brown soil that looks like a burial spot? confused

Bargebill19 Mon 18-Jan-21 22:06:01

Would have though that is too close? -( I’m thinking pipes and electricity cables. ) Also it looks like a flower bed has been removed, there is one the other side of the path about the same size. Finally, it’s a bit of a zig zag hole....

I think it’s where the newish looking raised bed with young plants is. Bottom left od the garden picture.

UsernameFail Mon 18-Jan-21 22:07:10

Hadn't seen your post @Chanandlerbong01 but I think you're right

LegoAndLolDolls Mon 18-Jan-21 22:07:16

Is that a coffin shaped hole in the lawn?! Either way I cant unseen it now.

redamancy Mon 18-Jan-21 22:08:36

I would focus on the ‘dead bloke over there’ all the time, I don’t see how anyone could look past this!

Also I wouldn’t let the kids run around over him out of respect, so bit pointless having the garden.

Chanandlerbong01 Mon 18-Jan-21 22:09:39

Did they even have to put it in the description. The born and died in the house is sweet, but it would put me off knowing someone died physically in my house. I know people have died in houses obviously but this feels really morbid.

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TokyoSushi Mon 18-Jan-21 22:10:20

Oh my! 😲

LynetteScavo Mon 18-Jan-21 22:11:13

It's only £125k and has a local Aldi - it won't be in the market long no way would I buy it

Chanandlerbong01 Mon 18-Jan-21 22:11:23

@UsernameFail it seems as if they’ve just been plonked if that is where they are.

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Toddlerteaplease Mon 18-Jan-21 22:13:08

Yes, I know someone who had her husband buried in her garden, and she wanted to join him. She did tell me she'd left the house to the church. Whom I strongly suspect would exhume and sell it. I've not seen her for years though, and no one else seems to know what's happened to her.

Clawdy Mon 18-Jan-21 22:13:26

I can't see anything!

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