Cemeteries and crematoria fees and charges

All applications and payments concerning interments and cremations are to be made to the relevant cemetery office. See our memorials and baby garden pages for current memorial fees and charges.

Charges for interments, right of burial, erection of monuments and miscellaneous matters at Efford, Weston Mill, Longcause and Ridge Cross cemeteries

Interments

The fees are for digging of the grave to a depth of 2,400mm where indicated but don't include the cost of removal of kerbs, railings and memorials, which must be carried out in proper time by the owner. Failing such removal, we'll do the work at the owner's expense. Only wooden coffins must be used.

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

  • The body of a still-born child, or a child whose age at the time of death did not exceed five years - Free
  • The body of a child whose age at the time of death exceeded five years but did not exceed 15 years - Free
  • The body of a person whose age at the time of death exceeded 15 years - £1150

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

  • The body of a still-born child, or a child whose age at the time of death did not exceed five years - Free
  • The body of a child whose age at the time of death exceeded five years but did not exceed 15 years - Free
  • The body of a person whose age at the time of death exceeded 15 years - £770

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.

Exclusive right of burial in earthen graves

For the exclusive right of burial in an earthern grave 2,700mm by 1,200mm granted to:

  • 100 years - £1885
  • 50 years - £1175
  • 25 years - £680
  • For the renewal of an exclusive right of burial prior to April 1951 - £27 (annual fee)

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 doesn't include the cost of providing or erecting monuments and so on). The fees below include the first inscription, for each inscription after the first, a fee of £65 applies.

  • 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 - £75
  • A bronze plaque, 450mm by 225mm to be laid flat on grave - £75
  • A vase, not exceeding 300mm in height by 225mm - £65

Miscellaneous charges

  • Use of chapel for funeral service for 45 minutes - £210
  • Use of chapel for funeral service for an additional quarter of an hour - £70
  • 0 to 16 years, use of chapel at 9am, 9.30am or 10am for funeral service for half an hour - Free
  • For the interment of cremated remains in a grave - £170
  • 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 - £1150
  • Entry of transfer in register and on deed - £47*
  • 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 for cremation, book of remembrance, columbaria, colonnades, burial of ashes and miscellaneous matters at Efford and Weston Mill crematoria

Cremation

For the cremation of:

  • A still-born child or a child whose age at the time of death didn't exceed 16 years - Free**
  • A person whose age at the time of death exceeds 15 years - £870*

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.

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

Columbarium and colonnade at the crematoria

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

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

  • Rows C to E at Efford and A to J at Weston Mill - £1228*
  • Rows A, B, F to L at Efford and K to M at Weston Mill - £995*

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

  • Rows C to E at Efford and A to J at Weston Mill - £397*
  • Rows A, B, F to L at Efford and K to M at Weston Mill - £315*

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.

Burial of cremated remains

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

  • For a period of 25 years renewable - £545
  • For a period of 50 years renewable - £770
  • For the interment of cremated remains in a burial plot - £170
  • The right for a stonemason to erect a sloping block of natural stone 450mm x 300mm - £78
  • For each inscription after the first - £65

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

  • For a period of 25 years renewable, including first interment - £815*
  • For a period of 50 years renewable, including first interment - £1025*
  • Subsequent interment - £170
  • Replacement tablet - £170*

For the exclusive right of placement of cremated remains in a sanctum 2000 (above ground) vault, suitable for two interments:

  • For a period of 20 years renewable, including first placement - £953*
  • For a period of 30 years renewable, including first placement - £1281
  • Additional letters and designs - price on application*
  • Subsequent placement - £170
  • Replacement tablet - £180*

Audio, visual and music service fees

  • All music via the media system - Free
  • Audio recording of service supplied on CD - first copy £45*
  • Audio recording of service supplied on CD - each additional copy £25*
  • Video recording of service supplied on DVD - first copy £55*
  • Video recording of service supplied on DVD - each additional copy - £25*
  • Visual tribute - set up and administration - £25*
  • Visual tribute - each photograph/image - £1.50*
  • Visual tribute - each minute of video - £4.50*
  • Visual tribute - tribute embedded into video recording of the service supplied on DVD - £55*
  • Visual tribute - video recording supplied on DVD - £25*
  • Webcast of service – set up and administration - £95*

Miscellaneous charges

  • Casket, plain oak veneer - £95*
  • Casket, bio-degradeable cardboard cremated remains box - £12*
  • For scattering cremated remains in the garden of remembrance 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 for forwarding urn or casket - £52
  • Issue of duplicate certificate of cremation - Free
  • Use of chapel for funeral service for an additional half an hour - £130
  • Use of chapel for memorial service for 45 minutes - £210
  • 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 per cent.