Cemetery fees and charges

Fees information for grave plots, green burials, headstones and memorials, and other charges

Before you start

Please note that for non-residents of the district, all fees are double those quoted below.

Burial plot purchase fees

When a burial plot is purchased, a Deed of Grant is issued. The registered grave owner is recorded and has exclusive burial and memorial rights for 100 years.

The £40 cost of the Deed of Grant is included in the fees below.

Graves

Grave plot fees
DescriptionFee
Adult£599
Adult reserved plot£679
Child (under 12 years)£242
Stillborn babies or NVF£242

 

Ashes

Ashes fees
DescriptionCemeteryFee
Ashes plot for four sets of ashes (inclusive of first use and memorial fee)Lydd£610
Single ashes plot (inclusive of memorial fee and ashes interment)New Romney£382
Double ashes plot (inclusive of first use and memorial fee)New Romney£610

 

Burial plot digging fees

Children

Child burial fees
DescriptionFee
Stillborn£0
Child (under 12 years)£202

 

Adult

All first use burials include a rose bush with 5 years' maintenance.

Adult burial fees
DescriptionTypeFee
Single depthFirst use£673
First use reserved plot£753
Double depthFirst use£952
First use reserved plot£1,032
Triple depthFirst use£1,242
First use reserved plot£1,322

 

Reopening fees

If you have purchased a double or triple depth grave, the fees below detail the cost of reopening the grave for subsequent burials.

Re-opening fees
DescriptionFee
Reopen to single depth£663
Reopen to double depth£942

 

Ashes

In order to scatter ashes on a grave, you either need to be the owner of the grave or have the owner's permission.

Scattering of ashes fees
DescriptionFee
Ashes interment (casket or urn)£144 (additional £50 for a second set of ashes in same interment)
Ashes scattered under topsoil£144 (additional £50 for a second set of ashes in same scattering)
Scattering on top of grave£49
Ashes interment with a burial£50

 

Green burials

Part of the fee for a green burial goes towards planting new trees.

More information can be found here.

Grave plot fees
CemeteryFee
Hawkinge only£1,008

 

Headstones and memorials

Grave plot fees
DescriptionFee
Permit for the right to erect a headstone (valid for 1 year)£246
Vase or tablet£94
Kerbs per grave£437
Additional inscription for the interred deceased£74
Laying down of unsafe memorial£124
Stillborn (purchased plots only)£0

 

Family history requests

Family history requests
DescriptionFee
Up to 3 names£30
More than 3 names£60

 

Other fees

Other burial fees
DescriptionFee
Exhumation£1,219 or at cost if greater
Late interment (Monday to Thursday after 2.30pm, Friday after 12.00pm)£137
Transfer of Deed of Grant£103
Use of Hawkinge chapel£142
Outside normal hours (by arrangement only)150% of usual fee

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