Ash Cemetery charges effective from 1 April 2023.
(fees shown inclusive of VAT where applicable)
Exclusive Rights of Burial in an Earthen Grave (50 years from date of purchase).
|Adult Graves in rotation – Out of Parish||£2,812.00|
|Adult Graves in rotation – In Parish||£1,406.00|
|Adult Graves out of rotation – Out of Parish||£5,072.00|
|Adult Graves out of rotation – In Parish||£2,536.00|
|Cremated Remains Plot – Out of Parish||£1,290.00|
|Cremated Remains Plot – In Parish||£645.00|
|Childs Grave – Out of Parish – Section H only||£1,642.00|
|Childs Grave – In Parish – Section H only||£821.00|
Exclusive Right to Memorial Wall Space
|Exclusive right to Memorial Wall Space for 10 years – Out of Parish||£1,444.00|
|Exclusive right to Memorial Wall Space for 10 years – In Parish||£722.00|
|Additional 10 Years – Out of Parish||£1,444.00|
|Additional 10 Years – In Parish||£722.00|
Interment Fees in an Earthen Grave
|The body of a person over 18 years of age in a new grave – Out of Parish||£2,832.00|
|The body of a person over 18 years of age in a new grave – In Parish||£1,416.00|
|The body of a person over 18 years of age – second interment into an existing grave – Out of Parish||£1,940.00|
|The body of a person over 18 years of age – second interment into an existing grave – In Parish||£970.00|
|The Interment of Cremated remains in a previously purchased grave – Out of Parish||£793.00|
|The Interment of Cremated remains in a previously purchased grave – In Parish||£397.00|
|The Interment of a body of a child over 1 month but under 13 years. – Out of Parish||£352.00|
|The Interment of a body of a child over 1 month but under 13 years – In Parish||£176.00|
|The Interment of a body of a stillborn child or a child up to the age of 1 month – Out of Parish||£124.00|
|The Interment of a body of a stillborn child or a child up to the age of 1 month – In Parish||Free|
Special regulations and charges relate to the use of coffins/caskets where the size is in excess of: Width 710mm (28 inches), Length 1980mm (78 inches) Prices on application.
Memorial Items and Inscriptions
Headstones must not exceed 1220mm in height.
Underslabs and Kerb Sets must not exceed 2135mm in length or 915mm in width.
Please note any walk way must be included with this measurement.
In the children’s section:
Headstones must not exceed 915mm in height.
Underslabs and Kerb Sets must not exceed 1300mm in length or 750mm in width.
For children under 1 month:
Underslabs and Kerb Sets must not exceed 915mm in length or 750mm in width.
|Monumental item – (Headstone including the first inscription) – Out of Parish||£486.00|
|Monumental item – (Headstone including the first inscription) – In Parish||£243.00|
|Monumental item – Kerb Set – Out of Parish||£486.00|
|Monumental item – Kerb Set – In Parish||£243.00|
|Monumental item – each additional inscription – Out of Parish||£254.00|
|Monumental item – each additional inscription – In Parish||£127.00|
|Please note that all Memorials MUST be installed using a fixing method approved by NAMM.|
Brick Vaulted Graves
(Subject to available space)
|Brick Vaulted Graves require the purchase of 4 grave spaces||4 x the appropriate Exclusive Rights Fee|
|Interment into Bricked Vaulted Grave at single depth – Out of Parish||£7,708.00|
|Interment into Brick Vaulted Grave at single depth – In Parish||£3,854.00|
|Interment into Bricked Vaulted Grave at double depth – Out of Parish||£11,488.00|
|Interment into Bricked Vaulted Grave at double depth – In Parish||£5,744.00|
|Memorials over Bricked Vaulted Grave must not exceed the following dimensions:|
Base Slab: Length 3050mm, Width 1525mm, Height 65mm
Plinth: Length 2745mm, Width 1220mm, Height 140mm
Height of memorial at highest point: 915mm
|Fees advised on submission of plan|
Ash Parish Council Cemetery Charges state that the maximum coffin/casket size per plot is 710mm (28 inches) wide, x 1980mm (78 inches) long, and special regulations and charges relate to the use of coffins/caskets in excess of these sizes.
Any coffin/casket in excess of the stated sizes will require the purchase of two or more grave spaces depending on the maximum dimensions, and the Parish Office should be consulted in these circumstances, before any burial is arranged.
In very few cases we may be able to accommodate coffins/caskets up to 760mm (30 inches) wide x 2030mm (80 inches) long, which will incur a surcharge of £100 per 25mm (1 inch) over the regulation size. Such plots are few and far between and again the Parish Office MUST be consulted prior to any burial being arranged.
Changes to coffin sizes after the first written confirmation has been received and which may also require the purchase of additional grave spaces will incur an administration charge of £50.00.
These rules apply to new purchases and to previously purchased plots.
No burial in Ash Cemetery will be confirmed by the Parish Office until coffin/casket sizes are advised by the funeral director in writing, fax or email.
Please continue to provisionally book by telephone with the Parish Office, so that dates, times etc can be pencilled in. Faxed or emailed confirmation will be issued to the funeral director from the Parish Office as soon as written details of coffin sizes are received.
Any changes to coffin sizes after the first written confirmation is received will incur an administration charge of £50.00 and may require the purchase of additional grave spaces.
Children’s Funeral Fund for England
Since 23rd July 2019 there is a new process for applying fees and charges for the burial of children under the age of 18 or stillborn after the 24th week of pregnancy. The Fund was established under the Social Fund (Children’s Funeral Fund for England) Regulations 2019.
Burials are free at the point of need with reimbursement claimed by the burial authority (i.e. Ash Parish Council). There are no nationality or residency requirements for eligibility. The Fund covers all religious faiths but not items relating exclusively to the requirements of that faith.
The Fund covers the reasonable costs of;
- The fees for obtaining a burial plot (either a grave or ashes plot);
- The fees for the exclusive right of burial;
- The fees for carrying out the burial;
- The fees for permission to erect a memorial (but NOT the price of the memorial).
All paperwork is completed as normal in the name of the family even though the family do not pay the costs so foe example the deed would still be in their name. where there is no body for burial, funding is available for fees for permission to erect a memorial.
All fees will be doubled for ´Out of Parish´ Interments, Exclusive Right Purchases, Memorial Items and Inscriptions.
The Parish Council reserves the right to depart from this list of charges in unusual circumstances.