Cemeteries and crematoria fees and charges

Applications

Applications for interments, cremations and memorials are to be made by email to cemeteries@plymouth.gov.uk or to the Weston Mill cemetery office, Ferndale Road, Plymouth, PL2 2EP.

Payments

To make a payment we have several options available to you:

  • Once the forms have been received at the cemetery office we can take a payment by debit or credit card over the telephone. Please call us on the telephone number below.
  • You can send us a cheque payable to Plymouth City Council with your forms.

Efford Cemetery - Tel: 01752 306104

Weston Mill Cemetery - Tel: 01752 304837

Longcause and Ridge Cross Cemeteries - Tel: 01752 306104

Opening times

  • Cemetery grounds: 365 days a year
  • Office hours: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm and Friday 9am to 4pm (excluding public holidays)
  • Vehicle access: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm (weekends and public holidays 11am to 3pm)
  • Garden of Remembrance, Book of Remembrance room and niche room/columbaria: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm (weekends and public holidays 9am to 4.30pm)

Denominations

The cemeteries are divided into the following grounds:

  • Consecrated (Church of England)
  • Roman Catholic
  • General
  • Society of Friends (Efford cemetery only)
  • Hebrew (Ridge Cross cemetery only)
  • Muslim (Ridge Cross cemetery only)

Charges at Efford, Weston Mill, Longcause and Ridge Cross cemeteries for:

  • interments

  • right of burial

  • erection of monuments

  • miscellaneous matters

Part 1 - Interments

The fees are for digging of the grave to a depth of up to 2,400mm where indicated but do not include the cost of removal of kerbs, railings and memorials, which must be carried out in proper time by the owner. Failing such removal, the council will do the work at the owner’s expense. Only biodegradable coffins must be used.

For the interment, in a grave, in respect of which an exclusive right of burial has been granted:

Description Fee
The body of a still-born child, or a child whose age at the time of death did not exceed 18 years Free
The body of a person whose age at the time of death exceeds 18 years £1205

For the interment, in a grave, in respect of which an exclusive right of burial has not been granted:

Description Fee
The body of a still-born child, or a child whose age at the time of death did not exceed 18 years Free
The body of a person whose age at the time of death exceeded 18 years £805

Please note: In the case of new graves where coffins are in excess of 750mm (29.5”) wide the charge will be one and a half normal interment fee and double the exclusive right of burial fee. In the case of reopen graves where coffins are in excess of 750mm (29.5”) wide the charge will be one and a half normal interment fee and subject to the availability of widening the existing grave.

Part 2 - Exclusive right of burial in earthen graves

For the exclusive right of burial in an earthern grave granted to:

Description Fee
100 years £1,975
50 years £1,235
25 years £715
For the renewal of an exclusive right of burial prior to April 1951 £28 (annual fee)

Part 3 - Monuments, gravestones, tablets and monumental inscriptions

For the right to erect or place on a grave for the period of the exclusive right of burial (this charge is for the right only and does not include the cost of providing or erecting monuments etc.)

The fees below include the first inscription:

Description Fee
A memorial on a bearing stone, not exceeding 900mm in height and 900mm by 600mm £170
A memorial not on a bearing stone and not exceeding 300mm in height and 600mm by 450mm £170
A bronze plaque, 450mm by 225mm to be laid flat on grave £75
A vase, not exceeding 300mm in height by 225mm £65

For each inscription after the first, a fee of £65 applies.

Part 4 - Miscellaneous charges

Description Fee
Use of chapel for funeral service for 45 minutes £240
Use of chapel for funeral service for 60 minutes £320
0 to 18 years: use of chapel Free
For the interment of cremated remains in a grave £175
Re-opening and closing vault, brick or walled grave Price on application
Brickwork for entombing for one interment (coffin high) in all graves Price on application
For entombing all graves Price on application
For the exhumation of a body exclusive of re-interment fees £1,205
Entry of transfer in register and on deed £50*
Issue and registration of duplicate deed of grant of grave space £75*
Turfing a grave space £115
Cutting grass on grave (per annum) £65*
Planting graves with flowers and cutting grass (per annum, payable in advance on 1 January and apportioned where necessary) £130*

Charges at Efford and Weston Mill crematoria for:

  • cremation

  • book of remembrance

  • columbaria, colonnades

  • burial of ashes

  • miscellaneous matters

Part 1 - Cremation

For the cremation of:

Description Fee
A still-born child or a child whose age at the time of death did not exceed 18 years Free**
A person whose age at the time of death exceeds 18 years – 45 minute funeral £915**
A person whose age at the time of death exceeds 18 years – 60 minute funeral £995**
A person whose age at the time of death exceeds 18 years - no cremation service and no mourners attending £675**

** Inclusive of scattering fee or supply of transit container and certificate for cremated remains.

Please note: The coffin is to be constructed in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1992. Specification can be obtained from the cemetery office.

Part 2 - Columbarium and colonnade at the crematoria

Rows of niches designated by appropriate letters are shown on the plan of the columbarium.

Columbarium

For the exclusive use of a niche in the columbarium for 25 years:

Description Fee
Rows C to E at Efford and A to J at Weston Mill £1,250*
Rows A, B, F to L at Efford and K to M at Weston Mill £1,015*

For the renewal of a niche for a further period of 25 years:

Description Fee
Rows C to E at Efford and A to J at Weston Mill £405*
Rows A, B, F to L at Efford and K to M at Weston Mill £320*

For the closure of a niche at the expense of the lessee by a stone tablet on which may be placed an inscription on request for £65.

Part 3 - Burial of cremated remains

For the exclusive right of burial of cremated remains in an earthern grave (a burial plot), suitable for two interments:

Description Fee
For a period of 25 years renewable £560
For a period of 50 years renewable £790
For the interment of cremated remains in a burial plot £175

The right for a stonemason to erect a sloping block of natural stone 450mm x 300mm

£75
For each inscription after the first £65
For the renewal of a Burial Plot for a 25 year period £560
For the renewal of a Burial Plot for a 50 year period £790

For the exclusive right of burial of cremated remains in a sanctum (below ground) vault, suitable for two interments:

Description Fee
For a period of 25 years renewable, including first interment £815*
For a period of 50 years renewable, including first interment £1,025*
Subsequent interment £175
Replacement tablet £170*
Refurbishment of tablet £60*

Part 4 – Memorial fees

Description Fee
Babies - Book of Remembrance (Weston Mill only) Free
Babies – wall plaque in Book of Remembrance Room for a 5 year period £135*
Babies garden – bulb planting £25*
Babies garden - rose bush with a plaque for a 5 year period £205*
Babies garden - rose bush with a plaque for a 10 year period £369*
Babies garden - rose bush with a teddy bear plaque for a 5 year period £240*
Babies garden - rose bush with a teddy bear plaque for a 10 year period £400*
Babies garden – vase block – for a 10 year period £300*
Babies garden – vase block – for a 15 year period £370*
Babies garden – vase block – for a 20 year period £440*
Birdbath – row A plaque (smallest) for a 5 year period £135*
Birdbath – row B plaque for a 5 year period £150*
Birdbath – row C plaque for a 5 year period £165*
Birdbath – row D plaque for a 5 year period £180*
Birdbath – row E plaque (biggest) for a 5 year period £195*
Book of Remembrance, memorial card or miniature book  inscription – two lines £60*
Book of Remembrance, memorial card or miniature book  inscription – additional lines, maximum eight lines, per line £20*

Book of Remembrance, memorial card or miniature book inscription with a design – five lines

£195*
Book of Remembrance, memorial card or miniature book inscription with a design – additional lines, maximum eight lines, per line £20*
Book of Remembrance miniature book only   – no inscription £25*
Granite planter (Efford only) – 3 line inscription for a 5 year period £346.75*
Granite planter (Efford only) – 3 line inscription for a 10 year period £459.75*
Granite planter (Efford only) – 6 line inscription for a 5 year period £357.75*
Granite planter (Efford only) – 6 line inscription for a 10 year period £485.75*
Granite planter (Efford only) – 3 line inscription with a design Price on application*
Granite tablet - for the right to place a tablet in the colonnade for a 25 year period £275
Granite tablet – for the right for a stonemason to erect the memorial 300mm x 150mm £75
Granite tablet - for the right for a stonemason to add an inscription on the memorial £65
Rose (bush) with a plaque for a 5 year period £205*
Rose (bush) with a plaque for a 10 year period £369*
Rose (standard) with a plaque for a 5 year period £269*
Rose (standard) with a plaque for a 10 year period £484*
Sanctum 4 family (above ground) vault suitable for 4 placements for a 20 year period including first placement and first 80 letters on tablet £1,350*
Sanctum 4 family (above ground) vault suitable for 4 placements for a 30 year period including first placement and first 80 letters on tablet £1,518*
Sanctum 4 family (above ground) vault - additional letters £2.16*
Sanctum 4 family (above ground) vault - additional photos and designs Price on application*
Sanctum 4 family (above ground) vault – subsequent placement £175
Sanctum 2000 (above ground) vault suitable for 2 placements for a 20 year period including first placement and first 80 letters on tablet £990*
Sanctum 2000 (above ground) vault suitable for 2 placements for a 30 year period including first placement and first 80 letters on tablet £1,336*
Sanctum 2000 (above ground) vault - additional letters £2.16*
Sanctum 2000 (above ground) vault - additional photos and designs Price on application*

Sanctum 2000 (above ground) vault – subsequent placement

£175
Sanctum Panorama (above ground) vault suitable for 3 placements for a 20 year period including first placement and first 80 letters on tablet – top row £850*
Sanctum Panorama (above ground) vault suitable for 3 placements for a 30 year period including first placement and first 80 letters on tablet – top row £1,125*
Sanctum Panorama (above ground) vault suitable for 3 placements for a 20 year period including first placement and first 80 letters on tablet – middle row £800*
Sanctum Panorama (above ground) vault suitable for 3 placements for a 30 year period including first placement and first 80 letters on tablet – middle row £1,050*
Sanctum Panorama (above ground) vault suitable for 3 placements for a 20 year period including first placement and first 80 letters on tablet – bottom row £750*
Sanctum Panorama (above ground) vault suitable for 3 placements for a 30 year period including first placement and first 80 letters on tablet – bottom row £975*
Sanctum Panorama (above ground) vault – bud vase and holder £50*
Sanctum Panorama (above ground) vault - additional letters £2.16*
Sanctum Panorama (above ground) vault - additional photos and designs Price on application*
Sanctum Panorama (above ground) vault – subsequent placement £175
Seat – with a plaque for a 5 year period £950*
Sundial – row A plaque (smallest) for a 5 year period £135*
Sundial – row B plaque for a 5 year period £150*
Sundial – row C plaque for a 5 year period £165*
Sundial – row D plaque for a 5 year period £180*
Sundial – row E plaque (biggest) for a 5 year period £195*
Tree with a commemorative plaque for a 10 year period £349*
Tree with a commemorative plaque for a 20 year period £625*
Vase block (Weston Mill only) for a 10 year period £300*
Vase block (Weston Mill only) for a 15 year period £370*
Vase block (Weston Mill only) for a 20 year period £440*
Wall plaque in the Book of Remembrance Room for a 5 year period £135*
Wall plaque in the Garden of Remembrance for a 5 year period £135*
Description – Renewal of memorials Fee
Granite planter (Efford only) - for the renewal for a further 5 years £144*
Granite planter (Efford only) - for the renewal for a further 10 years £270*
Granite tablet - for the renewal of the site for a further 25 years £275
Rose (bush) includes baby garden - for the renewal for a further 5 years/10 years £100/£180*
Rose (standard) includes baby garden - for the renewal for a further 5 years/10 years £160/£288*
Rose (weeping standard) - for the renewal for a further 5 years/10 years £160/£288*
Seat - for the renewal for a further 5 years £450*
Tree - for the renewal for a further 10 years/20 years £275/£500*
Vase block (Weston Mill only) - for the renewal for a further 10 years £170*
Vase block (Weston Mill only) - for the renewal for a further 15 years £230*
Vase block (Weston Mill only) - for the renewal for a further 20 years £270*
Wall plaque in Book of Remembrance Room for a further 5 years £75*
Wall plaque in Garden of Remembrance for a further 5 years £75*
Description – Replacement for an additional name Fee
Rose, tree, wall plaque in Book of Remembrance and Garden of Remembrance - replacement plaque £108*
Rose - teddy bear – replacement plaque £138*
Birdbath tablet row A – replacement tablet £55*
Birdbath tablet row B – replacement tablet £60*
Birdbath tablet row C – replacement tablet £65*
Birdbath tablet row D – replacement tablet £70*
Birdbath tablet row E – replacement tablet £75*
Granite planter 3 line inscription – replacement tablet £135.50*
Granite planter 6 line inscription – replacement tablet £159*
Granite planter 3 line inscription with a design – replacement tablet Price on application*
Sanctum 4 family (above ground) vault – replacement tablet Price on application*
Sanctum 2000 (above ground) vault – replacement tablet Price on application*
Sanctum Panorama (above ground) vault – replacement tablet Price on application*
Sundial tablet row A – replacement tablet £55*
Sundial tablet row B – replacement tablet £60*
Sundial tablet row C – replacement tablet £65*
Sundial tablet row D – replacement tablet £70*
Sundial tablet row E – replacement tablet £75*
Vase block – replacement tablet £164*
Description – Personal memorials Fee
Casket, plain oak veneer £90*
Casket, bio-degradable cardboard cremated remains box £6*
Brass Heart engraved keepsake (various designs) £49*
Brass Heart smooth keepsake (blue, gold, pink) £35*
Journey Water Urn (various designs) £49*
Scatter Tube (small) £18*
Scatter Tube (adult) £22*
Simply Brass Range Urn £30*
Tea Light – Ceramic Urn (small) (apricot, white or pink) £85*
Tea Light – Ceramic Urn (adult) (apricot, white or pink) £100*
Tea Light – Crystal (silver or gold) £130*
Tea Light – Marble (white) £60*
Ceramic Engraved Keepsake Urn £45*
Gold stand (for hearts) £4*

Part 5 - Audio, visual and music service fees

Description - New memorial applications Fee
All music via the media system Free
Webcast – live (during Covid 19 restrictions) Free
Webcast – live + 28 day + downloadable (during Covid 19 restrictions) Free
Webcast – keepsake recording (DVD/BluRay/USB/CD) £50*
Visual Tribute – single photo £12*
Visual Tribute – slideshow – up to 25 photos £38*
Visual Tribute – pro tribute – slideshow up to 25 photos set to music £70*
Visual Tribute – checking and showing a family made video £18*
Visual Tribute – pro tribute – keepsake recording (DVD/BluRay/USB/CD) £25*
Visual Tribute – pro tribute – downloadable recording £10*
Additional DVD/BluRay/USB/CD £21*
Extra 25 photos on a slideshow or pro tribute £21*
Extra work e.g. adding video to pro tribute and non-standard requests £21*

Part 6 - Miscellaneous charges

Description Fee
For scattering cremated remains in the Garden of Remembrance or on a grave after cremation has taken place elsewhere £65
For the temporary deposit of urn pending final arrangements for disposal (after the first month, which is free of charge) per month £40
Case, carriage and packing – postage for forwarding urn or casket £52
Issue of duplicate certificate of cremation Free
Use of chapel for memorial service for 45 minutes £240
Sanctum Vault (above ground) – postage for a replacement tablet £40
Grave search £10

Value Added Tax (VAT)

Cemeteries and crematoria charges are subject to VAT as follows:

  • *Cemeteries - legal fees, maintenance of graves
  • *Crematoria – niches, tablets, book of remembrance, memorial cards, miniature books, trees, seats, memorial plaques and roses.

All the above fees and charges include VAT (where appropriate) at 20% and are with effect from 1 September 2020.