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Cemetery Fees, Regulations And Application Forms

Fees

The charges for the period of 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 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 £1,275 £5,100
Single boarded out £1,510 £6,040
Double ** £1,400 £5,600
Triple ** £1,625 £6,500
Oversized coffin* Single  £2,485 £9,940
Single boarded out £2,955 £11,820
Double ** £2,735 £10,940
Triple ** £3,185 £12,740
Child < 5 years old No fee £87
5-18 years old No fee £283
Ashes Large plot £515 £2,060
Small plot £375 £1,500
Additional set interred at same time as another interment £72 £288

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 £657 £2,628
Single boarded out £892 £3,568
Double ** £782 £3,128
Triple ** £1,007 £4,028
Oversized coffin* Single  £1,310 £5,240
Single boarded out £1,780 £7,120
Double ** £1,560 £6,240
Triple ** £2,010 £8,040
Child < 5 years old No fee £87
5-18 years old No fee £283
Ashes One set £143 £572
Additional set interred at same time as another interment £72 £288

 

Purchase of plots for future use

Purchase of plots for future use fees
Service Resident Fee Non-resident Fee
Purchase One grave space £556 £2,224
Large ashes plot (four sets of ashes) £310 £1,240
Small ashes plot (two sets of ashes) £170 £680
Reservation fee – held for six months and deducted from purchase price. Non-refundable if purchase incomplete < 6 months. One grave space £108 £444
Large ashes plot (four sets of ashes) £62 £248
Small ashes plot (two sets of ashes) £34 £136
Personal selection of grave space by customer £108 £108

 

Right to erect a memorial

Right to erect a memorial fees
Service Resident Fee Non-resident Fee
Adult Headstone/tablet £205 £800
Kerb slab or edging £205 £800
Vase £87 £340
Additional inscription £104 £416
Child Headstone/tablet No fee £205
Kerb slab or edging No fee £205
Vase No fee £87
Additional inscription No fee £104
Oak marker
Reopen/open of pre-purchased plots (excluding woodland)
Cross £74 £74
Plaque pick £62 £62
Additional plaque for woodland plot £56 £56

 

Other charges

Other charges
Service Resident Fee Non-resident Fee
Transfer of exclusive right of burial £92 £368
Extend exclusive right of burial for 5 years (up to a maximum of 30 years) One grave space £92.50 £370
Large ashes plot (four sets of ashes) £51.50 £206
Small ashes plot (two sets of ashes) £28.50 £114
Family history search for genealogy purposes+ Up to 3 names £36 £36
4-10 names (per name) £6 £6
11+ names (per name) £3 £3
Incorrect arrival time at cemetery > 30 minutes £108 £108
Cancellation/rescheduling of service £108 £108
Tree replacement if fails following planting < 12 months £0 £0
> 12 months £124 £124
Exhumations At cost At cost

+ Requests of >3 names a fee per name is added to initial fee of £30

Payment

All fees are payable in advance either via 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