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Cemetery charges

2022-23

All prices and procedures apply to standard sized coffins (6’10” long x 2’6” wide x 1’3” deep).

In the event that a larger coffin is required, on occasions there may be operational reasons where alternative burial arrangements may be necessary, including burial in a new or alternative location.

The council is not responsible for any additional costs arising from the use, or need, for larger coffins or from any other alternative arrangements requested or required by families.

Exclusive rights of burial, also known as burial grants

Natural Burials Charge

Please note, these burials must be eco-coffins – 100% natural and bio-degradable with no plastic, metals, screws or staples used in their construction. Bodies for conservation burial should not have been subjected to hygienic treatment (embalming).
Natural burial grave grants can be purchased at any time

 
Double grave (two burial spaces) for 50 years £2,310
Rosary Heights - double grave for two for 50 years no memorial allowed £3,150
Historical grave Earlham new site and old site west (excludes memorial application fee)   
Single space remaining - 50 years £1,260
Two space remaining - 50 years £1,890
Historical grave Earlham Woodlands - no headstones on plot (excludes memorial application fee)  
Single space remaining (no headstone) £1,575
Historical grave Earlham Woodlands - with historical headstone on plot  
Single space remaining - 50 years £1,680

 

Natural burial grounds Charge
Eco-coffins only - 100% natural and bio-degradable, no plastic/metals/screws or staples, bodies must not be subject to hygienic treatment (embalming) (excludes a memorial fee in those areas where memorials are permitted)  
Double grave for two - 50 years £2,310
Rosary Heights - double grave for 2 - 50 years £3,150

 

Traditional coffin burials - includes memorial fee but excludes admin charges Charge
Double grave for two burials - 50 years £1,785
Double grave for two burials - 100 years £3,570
Family plots (Earlham section 69 only) - includes memorial fee but excludes admin charges  
Double grave for four burials - 50 years £2,725
Double grave for four burials - 100 years £5,450
Rosary Vale A and B (monoliths only)  
Double grave for two burials - 50 years £1,995
Double grave for two burials - 100 years £3,990

 

Religious faith burials (in designated religious faith sections) Charge
Shroud burial, single interment per grave, including 50 year burial grant and the interment fee (does not include memorial fee) £2,100
Traditional coffin burial - Interment fee £1,541
Burial grant, single space - 50 years (does not include memorial fee) £1,338
Burial grant, single space - 100 years (does not include memorial fee) £2,676
Burial grant, two spaces - 50 years (includes memorial fee, does not include memorial admin fee) £1,785
Burial grant, two spaces - 100 years (includes memorial fee, does not include memorial admin fee) £3,570

 

Cremation plots Charge
Two spaces - 50 years £1,785
Two spaces - 100 years £3,570

Interment Fees

Interment fees Charge
Standard interment fee for a coffined burial £1,541
Natural burial - 100% natural and bio-degradable coffins, no plastic/metals/screws or staples, bodies must not be subject to hygienic treatment (embalming)  £472
Natural burial - depth greater than 3'8" Price on application
Cremated remains - ashes depth £367
Cremated remains - depth greater than 4'6" £1,541
Exhumation - body (see notes below) £2,062
Interment of caskets Price on application
Oversized coffins - additional charge £315
Exhumations - cremated remains (see notes below) £551
Re-opening of brick graves and vaults Price on application

 

Babies and children up to 17 years old Charge
Interment and 20 year burial grant (in designated burial sections) No charge

 

Memorial applications  - where permitted Charge
Adult/Children’s Graves purchased prior to 1st April 2018 (includes historical graves and cremation plots)g) to hygienic treatment (embalming) (excludes a memorial fee in those areas where memorials are permitted)  
New or Replacement Headstone on single grave – up to 3ft £497
Inscribed vase £147
Cremation tablet - flat £219
Each additional inscription £66
Admin charge £28

Administration charges

Transfer of exclusive burial rights Charge
Transfer of grant- owner deceased (includes grant) £75
Living assignment - person to person £75
Additional - add additional grant holder £28
Copy of certificate £28

 

Grant Extensions Charge
Burial plots - per five years £210
Cremation plots - per five years £210

 

Grave Maintenance Charge
Clipping and tidy grass (annual charge) £113
Planting twice per year with flowering plants (annual charge) £151
Invoice to Crematorium - full service admin fee £26

Other fees

Additional funeral charges Charge
Cancellation of funeral - 3 working days or less £193
Funeral delayed - cost for each 15 minutes late after the first 15 minutes £97
Use of a chapel for a burial service (Jewish or Rosary Chapels) £135
Sunken graves - soil top-up 12 months or more Price on application
Surrender of grave - contact bereavements team Price on application

 

Search and grave identification fees Charge
Cemetery visit with family to allocate grave £100
Genealogy search - register only £56
Genealogy search + grave found and marked in the cemetery (per grave) £100
Supply plans and directions to graves £56

Exhumation and reopening information 

Exhumation fee

  • The exhumation fee is also subject to VAT if the exhumed body is not to be subsequently re-buried, therefore the resting place for the exhumed body must be declared when booking an exhumation.
  • Exhumation is only permitted with the appropriate authority, which may be a Ministry of Justice licence and/or a faculty from the Church of England. All of the required permissions must be obtained by the person applying for the exhumation.

Exhumation fee – cremated remains

  • The exhumation fee is also subject to VAT if the exhumed cremated remains are not subsequently reburied.
  • The exhumation of cremated remains is only possible if the ashes are known to have been interred within a container. In the event that the ashes cannot be successfully identified this service is non-refundable.

VAT is included where applicable.