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Cemetery and crematorium fees and charges

Prices for cemetery and crematorium are effective 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. All children’s burial and cremation fees are free to bereaved parents and will be paid by the Children’s Funeral Fund for England.

Cemetery fees

Please note: Exclusive rights of burial are granted for a period of 50 years. Resident grave purchase fees based on permanent address of applicant. Non-residents arranging the interment of city resident following death will qualify for city resident fees.

Lawn grave

(Headstone only allowed)

City resident:
  • £1,300 (over 18)
  • £345 (under 18)
Non-resident:
  • £2,600 (over 18)
  • £690 (under 18)

Traditional grave

(Headstone and full grave surrounds/covers allowed)

City resident
  • £2,435 (over 18)
  • £560 (under 18)
Non-resident
  • £4,870 (over 18)
  • £1,120 (under 18)

Cremated remains plot

  • City resident: £710 (any age)
  • Non-resident: £1,420

Saffron Hill Cemetery Casket Garden

(Cremated remains plot with granite memorial tablet included)
  • City resident: £1,155 (any age)
  • Non-resident: £1,875 (any age)

Shared children's grave

(No individual rights of burial given)
  • City Resident/non-resident: no charge (up to one month of age)

Lawn grave

(Headstone only allowed)

City resident:
  • £1,300 (over 18)
  • £345 (under 18)
Non-resident:
  • £2,600 (over 18)
  • £690 (under 18)

Traditional grave

(Headstone and full grave surrounds/covers allowed)

City resident
  • £2,435 (over 18)
  • £560 (under 18)
Non-resident
  • £4,870 (over 18)
  • £1,120 (under 18)

Cremated remains plot

  • City resident: £710 (any age)
  • Non-resident: £1,420

Saffron Hill Cemetery Casket Garden

(Cremated remains plot with granite memorial tablet included)
  • City resident: £1,155 (any age)
  • Non-resident: £1,875 (any age)

Shared children's grave

(No individual rights of burial given)
  • City Resident/non-resident: no charge (up to one month of age)

Traditional grave

  • £350 (adult)
  • £175 (child)

Lawn grave

  • £175 (adult)
  • £92 (child)

Cremated remains plot

  • £175

Please note: Renewal of exclusive rights of burial granted for a period of 10 years

Adult

(Over 18)
  • City resident: £745
  • Non-resident: £1,490

Child

(Under 18)
  • City resident: £240
  • Non-resident: £480

Foetus

(Under 24 weeks gestation)
  • No charge

Cremated remains

Casket depth
  • City resident: £255
  • Non-resident: £510
Full grave depth
  • City resident: £695
  • Non-resident: £1,390

Retained organs

  • City resident: £385
  • Non-resident: £770

 

Please note: Resident interment fees based on permanent address of deceased. Non-residents with a permanent address in the city in the 12 months prior to death will qualify for city resident fees.

A memorial permit must be obtained before any memorial is installed or modified in a cemetery. Permit fee also covers administration and memorial safety inspections by cemetery

Headstone only for lawn grave

Headstone not exceeding 4 feet in height and 3 feet in width. It also must be made of stone.
  • Adult: £200
  • Child: £90

Headstone and grave surrounding for traditional grave

Headstone not exceeding 4 feet in height and 3 feet in width. It also must be made of stone.
  • Adult: £300
  • Child: £115

Hebrew section only

Headstone not exceeding 4 feet in height and 3 feet in width. It also must be made of stone.
  • Adult/child: £360

Cremated remains plot includes kerbs

Headstone not exceeding 4 feet in height and 3 feet in width. It also must be made of stone.
  • Adult/child: £200

Inscribed stone vase or tablet

Memorial not exceeding 1 foot 6 inches in all directions.
  • Adult/child: £100

Wooden cross (permanent)

Memorial not exceeding 4 feet in height and 3 feet in width.
  • Adult/child: £80

Existing memorial modification

Includes additional inscriptions to all memorials.
  • Adult/child: £100

Use of Chapels or Janazgah for burial

  • Gilroes Cemetery and Crematorium: £185
  • Saffron Hill Cemetery: £135

Use of Chapels only

  • Memorial service or burial elsewhere: £285

Out of hours burial surcharge

  • Monday to Friday from 3:30pm: 25% interment fee
  • Weekend/bank holidays: 50% interment fee

Weekend cancellation fee

  • Before grave dug: 50% interment fee
  • After grave dug: 100% interment fee

Late arrival of funeral

  • 1 hour and above: 50% of interment fee


Crematorium fees

  • Adult (over 18): £890
Adult cremation includes use of chapel, Wesley music system, medical referee fee, environmental surcharge and ash box.
  • Child (under 18): £220
  • Foetus (under 24 weeks gestation): no charge
  • Direct cremation (before 10am and unattended only): £550
  • Retained organs: £385

Glade or meadow only

From Gilroes Crematorium by member of staff

  • No relatives present: free
  • Relatives present (by appointment): £50
  • From any other crematorium: £80
  • Scattering under turf: £80

Visual tributes on chapel screens

  • Visual tribute (up to 15 photos or 5 minutes of video): £60
    • Extra photos: £1.50 each
    • Video: £5 per minute
  • Single photo holding picture: £25
  • DVD copy of visual tribute: £25
Recording of funeral service on USB/DVD/CD
  • First copy: £45
  • Extra copies: £20 per copy

Use of chapels

  • Additional chapel time (up to 1 hour): £185
  • Memorial service or cremation elsewhere: £285

Surcharges/cancellations

  • Weekend surcharge: 50% of cremation fee
(Saturday cremation strict rotation from 9am, with a minimum of 48 hrs notice and subject to staff availability.).
  • Weekend cancellation fee: 50% of cremation fee
  • Late arrival of funeral (1 hour and above): 50% of cremation fee
  • Duplicate cremation certificate: £10
  • Temporary storage of urn (after one month): £17.50 per month
  • Memorial service or cremation elsewhere: £285


Cremation memorial fees

Sanctum 12 Vault

Price includes first inscription up to 80 letters.

  • 10 years lease period: £645
    • Renewal: £320
  • 20 years lease period: £880
    • Renewal: £440
  • 50 years lease period: £1,165
    • Renewal: £580

Sanctum 2000 Vault

Price includes first inscription up to 80 letters.

  • 10 years lease period: £705
    • Renewal: £350
  • 20 years lease period: £930
    • Renewal: £465
  • 50 years lease period: £1,290
    • Renewal: £645

Second inscription to Sanctum Vault

Price includes first inscription up to 80 letters.
  • £300

Photo plaques for Sanctums

  • £115

Athenia memorial plaque

Price includes inscription

  • 10 years lease: £250
  • Renewal: £125

Athenia memorial plaque

Price includes inscription and additional design or ceramic photograph.

  • 10 years lease: £320
  • Renewal: £125

Barbican memorial plaque

  • 10 years lease: £340
  • Renewal: £170

Barbican memorial plaque

Price includes inscription and additional design or ceramic photograph.
  • 10 years lease: £410
  • Renewal: £170

Octagonal planter memorial plaque

Price includes inscription.

  • 10 years lease: £410
  • Renewal: £190

Octagonal planter memorial plaque

Price includes inscription and additional design

  • 10 years lease: £480
  • Renewal: £190

Sloping vase tablet

  • 20 years lease: £445
  • Renewal: £215

Additional lettering on memorial

  • Price per letter: £2.25

Rose including memorial plaque

  • 5 years lease: £190
  • Renewal: £200

Tree including memorial plaque

  • 10 years lease: £420
  • Renewal: £200

Additional Rose memorial plaque

  • £100

Additional Tree memorial plaque

  • £135

Memorial bench

  • 10 years lease: £800
  • Renewal: £400

Cameo design on memorial plaques

  • £75

Book of Remembrance

Prices include entry into the digital Book of Remembrance and one personal access card.

  • Two line entry: £85
  • Five line entry: £160
  • Five line entry and emblem: £195
  • Eight line entry: £225
  • Eight line entry and emblem: £270

Digital Book of Remembrance

  • Existing inscription digitalised: £45
  • Photograph: £45
  • Poem, hymn or verse: $5
  • Biography: £45
  • Additional access cards: £10

Miniature book

  • Two line entry: £60
  • Five line entry: £70
  • Five line entry and emblem: £95
  • Eight line entry: £95
  • Eight line entry and emblem: £120

Memorial cards

  • Two line entry: £38
  • Five line entry: £55
  • Five line entry and emblem: £75
  • Eight line entry: £75
  • Eight line entry and emblem: £90


Other fees

  • Transfer of grave ownership: £60
  • Staff search of records in the registers of burials, graves or cremations: £20 per search
  • Public search in the register of burials or cremations: £7 per hour
  • Exhumations: At cost

 

Please note

All prices are inclusive of VAT where applicable. We reserve the right to update this page at any time and any new or current prices will be charged.