|landuse = churchyard|
|Used to map the area surrounding a church or chapel, when it is not also a graveyard|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
Used to map the area surrounding a christian church or chapel, particularly when this does not contain a graveyard. The churchyard may include a number of ancillary buildings and facilities, such as a church hall, schoolroom and vicarage (manse, priest's house).
This tag is problematic as it duplicates more common ways to map such objects and conflicts with some uses of this word.
See also landuse=religious, a more general tag with the same purpose, but not related to a specific religion. Note that this tag is suitable also in cases where grounds include no longer visible (and therefore unmappable) underground traces of a former cemetery.
- Cambridge Dictionary (UK) - "an area of land around a church, where dead bodies are buried ", Merriam-Webster (US): "a yard that belongs to a church and is often used as a burial ground.", The Oxford Dictionary (UK) - "an area of land around a church, often used for burying people" https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2019-December/049875.html and https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2019-December/049882.html