Urgent Telephone Weekends : 01233 331111

Cemetery Fees, Regulations And Application Forms

Fees

The charges for the period of 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 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 fees
Across all cemeteries Resident Fee Non-resident Fee
Depth Single £1,240 £4,960
Single boarded out £1,467 £5,868
Double £1,360 £5,440
Triple £1,580 £6,320
Oversized coffin* Single  £2,420 £9,680
Single boarded out £2,874 £11,496
Double £2,660 £10,640
Triple £3,100 £12,400
Child < 5 years old No fee £85
5-18 years old No fee £275
Ashes Large plot £500 £2,000
Small plot £365 £1,460
Additional set interred at same time as another interment £70 £280

*An oversized coffin is a coffin that is larger than 29 inches in width including external fixings such as handles when extended.

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
Across all cemeteries Resident Fee Non-resident Fee
Depth Single £640 £2,560
Single boarded out £867 £3,468
Double £760 £3,400
Triple £980 £4,280
Oversized coffin* Single  £1,280 £5,120
Single boarded out £1,734 £6,936
Double £1,520 £6,080
Triple £1,960 £7,840
Child < 5 years old No fee £85
5-18 years old No fee £275
Ashes One set £139 £556
Additional set interred at same time as another interment £70 £280

*An oversized coffin is a coffin that is larger than 29 inches in width including external fixings such as handles when extended.

Purchase of plots for future use

Purchase of plots for future use fees
Across all cemeteries Resident Fee Non-resident Fee
Purchase One grave space £540 £2,160
Large ashes plot (four sets of ashes) £301 £1,204
Small ashes plot (two sets of ashes) £166 £664
Reservation fee – held for six months and deducted from purchase price. Non-refundable if purchase incomplete < 6 months. One grave space £108 £432
Large ashes plot (four sets of ashes) £60 £240
Small ashes plot (two sets of ashes) £33 £132
Personal selection of grave space by customer £105 £105

Right to erect a memorial

Right to erect a memorial fees
Across all cemeteries Resident Fee Non-resident Fee
Adult Headstone/tablet £200 £800
Kerbstone edging £200 £800
Kerbstone infill £100 £400
Vase £85 £340
Additional inscription £102 £408
Child Headstone/tablet No fee £200
Kerbstone edging No fee £200
Kerbstone infill No fee £100
Vase No fee £85
Additional inscription No fee £102
Oak marker
Reopen/open of pre-purchased plots (excluding woodland)
Cross £72 £72
Plaque pick £60 £60
Additional plaque for woodland plot £54 £54

Other charges

Other charge fees
Across all cemeteries Resident Fee Non-resident Fee
Transfer of exclusive right of burial £90 £360
Extend exclusive right of burial for 5 years (up to a maximum of 30 years) One grave space £90 £360
Large ashes plot (four sets of ashes) £50 £200
Small ashes plot (two sets of ashes) £28 £112
Family history search for genealogy purposes – per three names £36 £36
Incorrect arrival time at cemetery > 30 minutes £105 £105
Cancellation/rescheduling of service £105 £105
Tree replacement if fails following planting < 12 months £0 £0
> 12 months £120 £120
Exhumation At cost At cost

Resident fees refer to whether the deceased/grave owner was local, and not the applicant.

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