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Burial Ground

burial groundThe Parish Council’s Burial Ground is located in a quiet rural area next to St Leonard’s Churchyard in Rectory Road. It is available for burials and there are also special areas set aside for the interment of ashes. Grave spaces cannot be reserved in advance.

Headstones may be placed on graves and memorial tablets in the cremation areas subject to prior approval by the Parish Council. Appropriate containers must be used for flowers, as glass and ceramic vases are easily damaged. There are special areas within the Burial Ground which are set aside for the planting of roses, shrubs etc, which ease maintenance and ensure that the ground is a peaceful and pleasant place for all visitors.

The current scale of fees and charges is set out below. All enquiries should be made by email to the Parish Clerk or by phoning 01256 780886.

Rules and Regulations
Schedule 1
Scale of Fees and Other Charges from 1st May 2015

Interment - First interment in a new grave plot         

Adults and Children
Infants (under 3 years of age)
Subsequent interment in an existing grave

£334
£167
£90

Cremated remains - First interment in a new grave plot

Adults and children 

Infants (under 3 years of age)

 Subsequent interment in an existing grave

 Interment of ashes in a remembrance area

£334

 £167

£90

  £90 

Headstones and Memorials

Placing a tombstone or memorial (including all inscriptions)
Placing a memorial in a Remembrance Area

£145
£70

Searching Registers

The current register
Previous registers
For providing a certified copy of an entry in the Register of Burials or Disinterments

No charge
£35
£35

Note: Where there is no connection with the village at any time during the life of the person to be interrred the above fees will be 2.5 times those shown above