Fees, Regulations and Application Forms


Fees

The following charges are operative from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 and are applicable to residents of the borough of Ashford. Non residents are required to pay double the fees set out below. All fees are payable in advance. 

Burial fee for new graves

(includes digging fee, purchase of burial rights for 30 years, a wooden cross and a plaque)
Description Bybrook & Willesborough Cemeteries Tenterden Cemetery
Single depth grave £1,152.86 £1,155.94
Single depth grave (including boarding out with timber) £1,375.82 £1,375.82
Single depth grave plus the purchase of the adjacent grave (Tenterden only as double depth graves not available) Not available £1,651.19
Double depth grave £1,271.02 Not available
Triple depth grave £1,485.77 Not available
Cremated remains in Garden of Remembrance (holds up to four sets of ashes) £414.08 (Willesborough only) £484.98
Cremated remains in Garden of Remembrance (holds two sets of ashes) Not available £334.97
Administration charge for two sets of cremated remains interred at same time in Garden of Remembrance £25.69 £25.69

Non standard grave sizes may require the adjacent grave to be purchased if this grave is put out of use due to the over size coffin

Graves for children

There is no burial fee or associated memorial permit fee payable for any resident of the borough under the age of 18 years. The following fees are for non-residents of the borough:

(includes digging fee, a wooden cross and a plaque)
Description Bybrook & Willesborough Cemeteries Tenterden Cemetery
Child (under 5 years) £82.20 for non-residents  £82.20 for non-residents
Child (aged 5 years to 18 years) £267.15 for non-residents £267.15 for non-residents

In relation to a grave of a child the notice of interment must include both parent's names and addresses. The deed of grant will be issued to both parents unless one parent signs a form stating they do not require to be on the deeds.

Please note that if the grave is required to be re-opened to enable further family burials then further fees will be required.

Woodland burials

(includes digging fee, a wooden cross and a plaque)
Description Bybrook Cemetery Tenterden Cemetery
One grave £742.88 £808.64
Two adjacent graves £1,386.10 £1,454.94
Double depth grave in new area £1,386.10 Not available
Grave for cremated remains £638.08 £711.03
Further interment of cremated remains into existing grave £132.55 £201.39
Grave reservation (non refundable) £178.79 £178.79
Replacement or additional woodland plaque (please note that this fee is set by our supplier and this price may change) £45.00 £45.00

Non standard grave sizes may require the adjacent grave to be purchased if this grave is put out of use due to the over size coffin.

Reopening of existing graves or opening or pre-purchased graves

Table of fees
Description Bybrook, Willesborough & Canterbury Road Cemeteries Tenterden Cemetery
Single depth grave £544.58 £622.67
Double depth grave £667.88 £735.69
Triple depth grave £955.58 Not available
One set of cremated remains £114.05 £187.01
Two sets of cremated remains at same time (includes £25.69 admin fee) £161.69 £207.69
Ashes interred in grave inside a coffin (requires notice of interment form) £25.69 £25.69


Purchase of a grave for future use

Including right of burial for 30 years:
Description Bybrook & Willesborough Cemeteries Tenterden Cemetery
One grave space £524.03 £524.03
One cremation plot (all Willesborough & Tenterden) £292.13 (Willesborough only) £292.13
Children's grave to allow further interments to take place (aged 1 year to 16 years) £524.03 £524.03


Right to erect a memorial

Table of fees
Description Bybrook, Willesborough & Canterbury Road Cemeteries Tenterden Cemetery
Right to erect a headstone or tablet (includes inscription to one person) – resident adult £171.59 £171.59
Right to erect a headstone or tablet (includes inscription to one person) – non resident adult £343.19 £343.19
Child under 12 months No charge No charge
Child aged 1 to 18 years Residents – no charge
Non residents – £171.59
Residents – no charge
Non residents – £171.59
Right to erect a kerbstone (includes an inscription to one person) – resident adult £247.63 £247.63
Right to erect a kerbstone (includes an inscription to one person) – non resident adult £495.26 £495.26
Right to erect a kerbstone (includes an inscription to one person) – non resident child £247.63 £247.63
Additional inscription (per inscription) £56.51 £56.51
Right to place a vase (includes an inscription to one person) £82.20 £82.20


Other charges

Table of fees
Description Bybrook, Willesborough & Canterbury Road Cemeteries Tenterden Cemetery
Purchase of a wooden cross with plaque (Ashford Borough Council cemeteries only) £41.10 £41.10
Family history search £26.72 per name £26.72 per name
Family history search (over 4 names) £82.20 £82.20
Maintenance of graves (includes planting twice yearly with plants supplied by the council) £161.32 per annum £161.32 per annum
Transfer of exclusive right of burial £51.38 per request £51.38 per request
Extend exclusive right of burial for a period of 5 years (up to a maximum of 30 years) £87.34 £87.34
Late arrival at cemetery of more than 30 minutes £102.75 £102.75
Memorial bench at cost at cost
Exhumation of coffin at cost at cost
Meet at cemetery to select grave space £90.42 £90.42


Regulations

The council may from time to time make alterations in the following rules without prior notice.

Application forms to download