Name: Fees and Charges
Description: New grave prices should be calculated by adding together the Exclusive Right of Burial Fee and the Interment Fee for the depth required

Fees and Charges

CEMETERIES FEES AND CHARGES 2020/2021 WITH EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2020

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: £110
Charge to Funeral Director for late arrival 30 minutes after booked time: £170
Purchased Graves
Deed of Exclusive Right of Burial (Private Grave) £905
Half Size Grave for cremated remains (Stone and Swanscombe only) £610
Interment (Burial) to Depth up to 4ft 6ins (Single Depth)
Adults (17 years and over) £590
Interment (Burial) to Depth up to 6ft 6ins (Double Depth)
Adults (17 years and over) £745
Interment (Burial) to Depth up to 8ft 6ins (Triple Depth) Re-open only  
Adults (17 years and over) £990
Additional Charge when a Casket (bio-degradable only) is used instead of a coffin
Interments up to 4ft 6ins £190
Interments up to 6ft 6ins £330
Internment up to 8ft 6ins £465
Burial of Cremated Remains
In bio degradable container £225
Chapel Fees (including taped music or CD facilities)
Use of Chapel at the cemetery. £190
Use of Chapel at the cemetery (non Borough Residents) £375
Unpurchased Graves
Adults (17 years and over) £590
Memorial and Inscriptions
Headstone Memorial including first inscription £225
A full memorial ie: headstone and kerbs only including first inscription £310
A tablet/plaque or vase with inscription £150
* Each additional tablet/vase with inscription on existing memorial £150
* Each additional inscription other than the first on existing memorial £125
Each additional tablet, vase, or kerbs, on existing memorial (without inscription) £125
Clean and repair to existing memorial (Permit required) Free
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 £215
Deed of Assignment £65
Transfer of Deed £65
Certified copy of entry in burial register £28

* Top Soiling and seeding of grave  (on request)

£28

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

£28
* 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 and inscription up to 80 letters) £1425
Second interment of cremated remains £220
Additional inscribed plaque for second internment £265
Additional inscribed letters - per letter £2.75
Photo plaque £205
Motif £195
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) £565
Additional cast bronze plaque £225
Scattering of additional cremated remains on dedicated lawn area £125
Renewal fee on expiry of lease for further 10 years £335
Balmoral Memorial Bench (25 year lease, engraved cast bronze plaque up to 80 letters, scattering of cremated remains, floral tribute vase and holder £1210
Additional cast bronze plaque £225
Scattering of additional cremated remains on dedicated lawn area £125
Renewal fee on expiry of lease for further 25 years  at current fee

*All fees are inclusive of VAT

Last Updated: 07th July 2021