Cemetery Fees, Regulations And Application Forms

Fees

The following charges are for the period of 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Residents are classed as those residing within the boundaries of Ashford Borough Council.

All fees are payable in advance. Payment can be made via card and cash at kiosks in Civic Centre reception, via cheque made payable to Ashford Borough Council or via our online portal.

Burial fees for new lawn graves

(includes digging fee, purchase of burial rights for 30 years, a wooden cross or memorial and plaque)

Bybrook/Willesborough Lawn grave fees
Lawn grave at Bybrook/Willesborough Resident Non-resident
Single depth £1,190 £3,570
Single depth (including boarding out) £1,417 £4,251
Double depth £1,310 £3,930
Triple depth £1,530 £4,590
Large ashes plot (four sets of ashes) £427 £1,281
Small ashes plot (two sets of ashes) £387 £1,161
Child under five years old No fee £85
Child (5-18 years old) No fee £275

 

Tenterden Lawn grave fees
Lawn grave at Tenterden Resident Non-resident
Single depth £1,190 £3,570
Single depth plus adjoining grave purchase £1,700 £5,100
Large ashes plot (four sets of ashes) £500 £1,500
Small ashes plot (two sets of ashes) £345 £1,035
Child under five years old No fee £85
Child (5-18 years old) No fee £275

Non-standard grave sizes may require the adjacent grave to be purchased if an oversized coffin is used.

Reopening of existing graves or opening of pre-purchased graves

Bybrook/Willesborough reopening of plot fees
Reopen of plot at Bybrook/Willesborough Resident Non-resident
Single depth £560 £1,680
Double depth £690 £2,070
Triple depth £985 £2,955
One set of ashes £118 £354
Two sets of ashes together £167 £501

 

Tenterden reopening of plot fees
Reopen of plot at Tenterden Resident Non-resident
Single depth £640 £1,920
Double depth £760 £2,280
One set of ashes £193 £579
Two sets of ashes together £245 £735

Woodland burials

(includes digging fee, purchase of burial rights for 30 years, a wooden post and a plaque)

Bybrook Woodland grave fees
Woodland grave at Bybrook Resident Non-resident
One grave £765 £2,295
Two adjacent graves £1,430 £4,290
Double depth grave in new area £1,430 £4,290
Ashes plot £657 £1,971
Reopen for ashes interment £137 £411
Child (under 18 years old) £185 £555

 

Tenterden Woodland grave fees
Woodland grave at Tenterden Resident Non-resident
One grave £835 £2,505
Two adjacent graves £1,500 £4,500
Ashes plot £732 £2,196
Reopen for ashes interment £207 £621
Child (under 18 years old) £0 £355

Non-standard grave sizes may require the adjacent grave to be purchased if an oversized coffin is used.

Purchase of a grave for future use

All cemetery fees when purchasing grave for future use
Across all cemeteries Resident Non-resident
One grave space £540 £1,620
Large ashes plot (four sets of ashes) £301 £903
Small ashes plot (two sets of ashes) £166 £498

Right to erect a memorial

All cemetery fees when erecting a memorial
Across all cemeteries Resident Non-resident
Headstone/tablet – adult £180 £355
Headstone/tablet – child (under 18 years old) £0 £180
Kerbstone – adult £255 £510
Kerbstone – child (under 18 years old) £0 £255
Vase £85 £255
Additional inscription (per person) £72 £216
Oak cross and memorial plaque £60 £180
Oak plaque pick and memorial plaque £50 £150

Resident fees refer to the deceased and not the applicant.

Other charges

Other charges across all cemeteries
Across all cemeteries Resident Non-resident
Transfer of exclusive right of burial £75 £75
Extend exclusive right of burial by five years (up to a maximum of 30 years) £75 £75
Meet at cemetery to select grave space £100 £300
Inter more than two sets of ashes at the same time £26.50 £79.50
Family history search (per name) £30 £30
Family history search (more than four names) £90 £90
Late arrival at cemetery (more than 30 minutes late) £105 £105
Exhumation of coffin At cost At cost

All prices listed above include VAT, where necessary.

Regulations

We may, from time to time, make alterations to the following rules without prior notice.

Application forms to download