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CEMETERIES FEES AND CHARGES 2017/2018 WITH EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2017

New grave prices should be calculated by adding together the Exclusive Right of Burial Fee and the Interment Fee for the depth required. Charges are based on a coffin size 203cm (80ins) in length by 66cms (26ins) in width.

NB:  All burial charges are trebled in price for non-Borough residents

Type of Charge Price (£)
Additional charge for oversize coffin: £100
Charge to Funeral Director for late arrival 30minutes after booked time: £150
Purchased Graves
Deed of Exclusive Right of Burial (Private Grave) £820
Half Size Grave for cremated remains (Stone & Swanscombe only) £545
Interment (Burial) to Depth up to 4ft 6ins (Single Depth)
Stillborn and Children up to 12 months Free
Stillborn and children up to 12 months non borough resident Free
Children over 12 months and up to 16 years £245
Adults (17 years and over) £525
Interment (Burial) to Depth up to 6ft 6ins (Double Depth)
Stillborn and children up to 12 months £320
Children over 12 months and up to 16 years £450
Adults (17 years and over) £665
Interment (Burial) to Depth up to 8ft 6ins (Triple Depth) Re-open only  
Stillborn and children up to 12 months £375
Children over 12 months and up to 16 years £585
Adults (17 years and over) £915
Additional Charge when a Casket (bio-degradable only) is used instead of a coffin
Interments up to 4ft 6ins £170
Interments up to 6ft 6ins £295
Internment up to 8ft 6ins £430
Burial of Cremated Remains
In bio degradable container £205
Right to scatter cremated remains £105
Chapel Fees (including taped music or CD facilities)
Use of Chapel at the cemetery. £170
Use of Chapel at the cemetery (non Borough Residents) £340
Unpurchased Graves
Stillborn and Children up to 12 months Free
Stillborn and children up to 12 months non borough resident £320
Children over 12 months and up to 16 years £375
Adults (17 years and over) £525
Memorial and Inscriptions
Headstone Memorial including first inscription £205
A full memorial i.e. headstone and kerbs only including first inscription £275
* Each additional tablet/vase with inscription on existing memorial £130
* Each additional inscription other than the first on existing memorial £105
Each additional tablet, vase, or kerbs, on existing memorial £105
Clean and repair to existing memorial (Permit required) Free
All Memorials other than headstone or full kerb for stillborn and children up to 12 months in age for Borough Residents (permit required) Free
All Memorials for Stillborn and children up to 12 months in age for non borough residents standard fees apply Standard Fees Apply
Applications for the replacement of old/worn memorials on a 'like' for 'like' basis (permit required) Free
Miscellaneous Fees
Disposal of excess floral tributes/wreaths£195
* Grave Identification and selection for immediate or future use £180
Deed of Assignment £50
Transfer of Deed £50
Certified copy of entry in burial register £25

* Top Soiling and seeding of grave  (on request)

£25

* Search Fee Per name (to be paid in advance)

£25
* Hire of excavator excavation of graves other required than those programmed by the Council At hire cost for time plus admin charge
Removal of soil from around an excavated grave At Cost
Exhumation On Application
Watling Street Garden of Remembrance
Sanctum 2000 Columbaria (period 25 years inclusive of first interment & inscription up to 80 letters) £1280
Second interment of cremated remains £205
Additional inscribed plaque for second internment £245
Additional inscribed letters - per letter £2.20
Photo plaque £188
Motif £175
Renewal fee on expiry of lease for further 25 years at Current Fee
Memorial pergola (10 year lease, cast bronze plaque up to 80 letters, scattering of cremated remains, floral tribute vase and holder) £505
Additional cast bronze plaque £205
Scattering of additional cremated remains on dedicated lawn area £105
Renewal fee on expiry of lease for further 10 years £295
Balmoral Memorial Bench (25 year lease, engraved cast bronze plaque up to 80 letters, scattering of cremated remains, floral tribute vase and holder £1090
Additional cast bronze plaque £135
Scattering of additional cremated remains on dedicated lawn area £105
Renewal fee on expiry of lease for further 25 years  at current fee
Children's Section       -       Remembrance Mushrooms  £195

*All fees are inclusive of VAT

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