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2023 - 2024 Cemetery charges

The cemetery charges below are for the 2023/24 year. All prices are in GBP and include VAT at 20% (where applicable).

Interment charges

The following charges relate to burial of persons resident within the Borough area at the time of death
IntermentCharge
The body of a stillborn child or child whose age at the time of death did not exceed twelve yearsNo charge
The body of a person whose age at the time of death exceeded twelve years965.00
The following charges relate to the burial of persons who are not resident within the Borough area at the time of death
IntermentCharge
The body of a stillborn child or child whose age at the time of death did not exceed one month150.00
The body of a child whose age at the time of death exceeded one month, but did not exceed twelve years195.00
The body of a person whose age at the time of death exceeded twelve years1365.00
Additional charges
OptionCharge
Burial at 9' (foot) depth160.00
Excavation for 9' (foot) x 4' (foot) walled graves (not including construction of walls)245.00
Larger excavationsprices upon request
Burial at 3pm or after (British Summer Time (BST) only)80.00

Interment of cremated remains

Interment in a grave for which Exclusive Right of Burial has been granted
IntermentCharge
The body of a child not exceeding four years of age at the time of death62.00
The body of a child of four years but not exceeding twelve years at the time of death73.00
The body of a person whose age at the time of death exceeded twelve years (resident)290.00
The body of a person whose age at the time of death exceeded twelve years (non-resident interred into new grave)485.00
The body of a person whose age at the time of death exceeded 12 years (non-resident interred into occupied grave)290.00
Double interment of cremated remains (resident)310.00
Double interment of cremated remains (non-resident interred into occupied grave)310.00
Interment at woodland area in Magdalen Cemetery - 50 years
IntermentCharge
Single interment of cremated remains (includes plaque)315.00
Double interment of cremated remains (an addition 75 for add/change plaque)525.00

Exhumation

Charges for exhumation
Exhumation typeCharge
Exhumation of body of any age2340.00
Exhumation of cremated remains325.00

Reinterment charges

Charges for each reinterment in accordance with normal fees

Exclusive Right of Burial - 50 years

Temporary memorial is free upon request for the first interment.

Purchase of exclusive right of burial for 50 years
Grave typePurchase by resident of the BoroughPurchase by non-resident of the Borough
Earthen grave 9' x 4'890.001495.00
Earthen grave 2' x 2' for ashes600.001000.00
Earthen grave 4'x2' for child up to age of four185.00190.00
Temporary memorial, including carriage80.0080.00

Monuments and gravestones

From 1st April 2020 there will be an administration charge of 105.00 for the permission to erect a memorial on all plots in all cemeteries.

On safety grounds, no memorial constructed of wood, glass, china or plastic material, except the approved design for temporary memorials issued by the Council, shall be placed on any grave and all memorials shall conform to the requirements.

Supplementary charges

A list of supplementary charges associated with cemetery activities
ActivityCharge
Search Fee for Burial Registers (excluding genealogy enquiries) (per entry)49.00
Indemnity Form (where owner is unable to produce original purchase Deed)28.00
Fee for transfer of Deed of Exclusive Right50.00
Fee for transfer of Deed of Exclusive Right (Deed not available)80.00
Genealogy enquires per hour or part thereof52.00
Administrative fee (for preparation/production/amended/duplication of paperwork)28.00

(NB - fee non-refundable, if after search grave is not located)

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