Cemetery Fees, Regulations And Application Forms

Fees

The charges for the period of 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025 can be found in the tables below. All prices include VAT where applicable^.

Burial fee for a new grave

Includes digging fee, purchase of burial rights for 30 years, wooden cross or memorial pick and plaque.

Burial fees for a new grave
Service Resident Fee Non-resident Fee
Depth Single £1,550 £6,212
Single boarded out £1,840 £7,358
Double ** £1,705 £6,821
Triple ** £1,979 £7,917
Oversized coffin* Single  £3,027 £12,109
Single boarded out £3,599 £14,398
Double ** £3,332 £13,327
Triple ** £3,880 £15,519
Child < 6 years old No fee £104
6-18 years old No fee £344
Ashes Large plot £627 £2,507
Small plot £457 £1,827
Additional set interred with another interment £88 £176

Resident fees refer to whether the deceased was local and not the applicant

*An oversized coffin is a coffin that is larger than 30 inches in width including external fixings such as handles when extended

** Single depth only at Tenterden Cemetery

Reopening of existing or pre-purchased graves

Includes digging fee but not wooden cross or memorial pick and plaque.

Reopening of existing or pre-purchased grave fees
Service Resident Fee Non-resident Fee
Depth Single £800 £1,600
Single boarded out £1,087 £2,174
Double** £952 £1,905
Triple ** £1,226 £2,453
Oversized coffin* Single  £1,596 £3,192
Single boarded out £2,168 £4,337
Double ** £1,901 £3,801
Triple ** £2,449 £4,897
Child < 5 years old No fee £106
5-18 years old No fee £344
Ashes One set £174 £349
Additional set interred with another interment £88 £176

 

Purchase of plots for future use

Purchase of plots for future use fees
Service Resident Fee Non-resident Fee
Purchase One grave space £677 £2,709
Large ashes plot (four sets of ashes) £378 £1,510
Small ashes plot (two sets of ashes) £207 £828
Reservation fee – held for six months and deducted from purchase price. Non-refundable if purchase incomplete < 6 months. One grave space £135 £541
Large ashes plot (four sets of ashes) £76 £302
Small ashes plot (two sets of ashes) £41 £164
Personal selection of grave space by customer £131

 

Right to erect a memorial

Right to erect a memorial fees
Service Resident Fee Non-resident Fee
Adult Headstone/tablet £250 £999
Kerb slab or edging £250 £999
Vase £106 £424
Additional inscription^ £145 £505
Replace/Renovate/Reinstate £53
Child Headstone/tablet No fee £215
Kerb slab or edging No fee £215
Vase No fee £106
Additional inscription^ No fee £145
Replace/Renovate/Reinstate £53
Oak marker for reopen of plots (excluding woodland) Cross^ £108
Plaque pick^ £91
Additional plaque for woodland plot^ £85

 

Other charges

Other charges
Service Resident Fee Non-resident Fee
Transfer of exclusive right of burial £112
Extend exclusive right of burial for 5 years (up to a maximum of 30 years) One grave space £112 £450
Large ashes plot (four sets of ashes) £63 £251
Small ashes plot (two sets of ashes) £35 £139
Incorrect arrival time at cemetery > 30 minutes £131
Cancellation/rescheduling of service £131
Tree replacement when planted >1 year ago^ £180
Exhumations At Cost
Family history search for genealogy purposes+^ 1 name £53
2-5 names (per name) £9
6-9 names (per name) £5

+ Requests of >1 name on same application, fee per name is added to initial fee of £53

Payment

All fees are payable in advance. You can make a payment through our online portal or via bank transfer using the following details, referencing the grave number or name of deceased.

Sort Code: 600121

Account Number: 74313363

Account Name: Ashford Borough Council

Regulations

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

Application forms to download