The big Graveyard west of Empath Abbey is the main graveyard for the mainland of Britannia. Most of the people from the mainland cities and countryside are buried there. Unlike other graveyards, it isn't disturbed by Ghosts or Skeletons, and therefore very safe. This also is because it is actively maintained by the local undertaker, who keeps such nasties away from that place. Therefore it is a perfect (and safe) place to honor the dead.
The graveyard was founded in the time before the Gargoyle war, and had logically expanded since then.