Cemetery Fees

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All prices are with effect from 1 April 2021

Please Note:

  • For burials in graves at Tonbridge Cemetery the fee payable will normally be both Section 1 and Section 2 charges.
  • All charges apply where the person to be buried or the person leasing the grave, etc., are residents of the Borough. Residents of the Borough who have moved into a home or hospital outside the Borough prior to death are charged as residents.
  • All charges are doubled for non-residents.
  • All charges shown are exempt of VAT
  • Section 1: Exclusive right of burial in a grave for 60 years

    1. Stillborn – 1 year (inclusive) Children’s Plot only. - £1.00
    2. 2 – 18 years (inclusive) – Children’s Plot / Adult plot - £1.00
    3. Over 18 years - £1030.00
    4. Plot 15 – single graves - £540.00

    Section 2: Interment (including digging of grave)

    1. Stillborn – 18 year (inclusive) - NIL
    2. Over 18 years - 685.00
    3. Ashes - £165.00
      (Memorial Wall or Grave, where exclusive right has been granted)

    Please note: These charges apply to interments taking place between 0900 hours – 1500 hours (Monday – Thursday) and 0900 hours – 1300 hours (Friday). In other cases, the Council’s additional costs may be payable. A fee of £50 per hour may be charged for late arrivals. >

    Section 3: Permits for Monuments, Memorials & Inscriptions

    1. Memorial not exceeding 1 metre in height and occupying an area not exceeding 2’ x 4’ - £150.00
    2. Memorial larger than specifications in (3.1) - £300.00
    3. For each additional inscription after the first - £100.00

    Please note: Permits will only be approved in accordance with the Cemetery Regulations.

    Section 4: Memorial Garden

    1. Memorial tablet and vase block (to include plaque, inscription, 20 year lease and scattering of ashes if required) - £570.00
    2. Double Underground Vault, Memorial Tablet and Vase Block. (To include plaque, inscription, 20 year lease and interment of up to 2 urns) - £1100.00
    3. Double Overground Vault, Memorial Tablet and Vase Block (To include plaque, inscription up to 80 letters, 20 year lease and interment of up to 2 urns) - £1070.00
    4. Additional Inscriptions - £200.00
    5. Sanctum Panorama Vault and Memorial Tablet (To include plaque, inscription up to 80 letters, 20 year lease and interment of up to 3 urns) - £1070.00
      Optional bronze vase container - £37.00
    6. Photo plaque or design on plaque for Sanctum 2000 Overground Vault or Sanctum Panorama - Individually priced
    7. Additional cost for inscriptions for Sanctum 2000 and Panorama over 80 letters - £1.50 per* gilded letter

    Section 5: Chapel Area – Memorial Wall

    1. Memorial Plaque. (Includes supply and installation of plaque, 20 year lease and scattering of ashes if required) - £165.00
    2. Additional Inscription. (Includes new plaque, installation and scattering of ashes, if required) - £165.00

    Section 6: Miscellaneous

    1. Use of Chapel - £155.00
    2. Transfer of Burial Rights/admin fee - £90.00
    3. Entry in Book of Remembrance - At Cost +Admin Fee
    4. For up to and including five searches for names by one applicant - £55.00

    Notes

    1. Other services/options may be available and charged on an “at cost” basis plus an administration fee. Please discuss any items with the Cemetery Registrar
    2. A copy of the Cemetery Regulations is available free of charge from the Cemetery Registrar
    3. For the repurchase of burial rights for unused graves by T&MBC the Council will pay the current purchase price times the remaining duration of the exclusive right less the Council’s administration fee ruling at the time.