Cemetery Fees

Bodmin Town Council Cemetery fees from April 1 2019

Interments
Exclusive Right of Burial
Garden of Remembrance
Memorials
Additional Fees

Fees, Payments and Sums fixed and settled under Section 34 of the Burial Act, 1852 and by the Town Council under Section 214 of the Local Government Act, 1972

Fees are payable in advance to Bodmin Town Council, Shire House, Mount Folly Square, BODMIN, Cornwall, PL31 2DQ

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A PARISHIONER will be defined as a person:
a. normally resident within the Bodmin Parish Boundary
b. normally resident within the Bodmin Parish boundary within FIVE years of the date of death
c. who purchased the exclusive right to the grave space whilst a resident
d. who purchased the exclusive right to the grave space at non-parishioner rates BEFORE the death of the person/s to be interred

In addition, the interment of ashes on a previously purchased grave space will be charged at parishioner rate

INTERMENTS OF NON-PARISHIONERS WILL BE PERMITTED ONLY IF A CLEAR CONNECTION WITH BODMIN CAN BE PROVED AND IN ALL CASES THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT MUST BE PURCHASED

Please refer to our Memorial Regulations for further information on Exclusive Rights

 

INTERMENTS

Fees given include digging the grave to a depth of TWO metres

The Exclusive Right of Burial MUST be purchased in all cases.

Parishioner Non-parishioner
Interment of the body of a child NOT exceeding 16 years No charge £1,572.00
Interment of the body of a person exceeding 16 years of age (single depth only)* £524.00 £1,572.00
Interment of the body of the FIRST person in a double depth grave £637.00 £1,911.00
Interment of the body of the SECOND person in a double depth grave £524.00 £1,572.00
Interment of cremated remains on an existing grave £164.00 £492.00

* Or the interment of cremated remains in a new grave space intended solely for this purpose

 

EXCLUSIVE RIGHT OF BURIAL

(Charges in addition to the interment fees listed above for interment in a cemetery)

This must be purchased when a plot is reserved OR at the time of interment.

Parishioner Non-parishioner
Exclusive right of burial in earthen grave of a person exceeding 16 years of age £359.00 £1,077.00
Exclusive right of burial in earthen grave of a child NOT exceeding 16 years No charge No charge
Exclusive right of a plot purchased solely for the interment of cremated remains £359.00 £1,077.00

Fees, Payments and Sums fixed and settled under Section 34 of the Burial Act, 1852 and by the Town Council under Section 214 of the Local Government Act, 1972

INTERMENTS OF NON-PARISHIONERS WILL BE PERMITTED ONLY IF A CLEAR CONNECTION WITH BODMIN CAN BE PROVED AND IN ALL CASES THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT MUST BE PURCHASED

The Exclusive Right of Burial will apply for 50 years. At the expiry of this period there is the option to purchase an extension to this right in 10 year increments, up to a maximum of 100 years. The extension will be charged on a percentage basis of the cost of Exclusive Rights at the time of extension.

Please refer to our Memorial Regulations and our website for further information on Exclusive Rights at www.bodmin.gov.uk

 

GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE

These fees include the exclusive right of burial of cremated remains and permission to place a flat slate tablet (18″ x 15″), with or without a flower container, to be laid in portrait fashion. No other style will be permitted.

Stonemasons and undertakers are asked to inform their customers that freestanding vases are not permitted and will be removed.

An application form is required for a memorial, in addition to the notice of interment of ashes, though there is no additional fee.

Parishioner Non-parishioner
Interment of cremated remains (single depth) £315.00 £945.00
Reservation of space £157.50 £472.50
Interment in previously reserved space £157.50 £472.50

 

MEMORIALS

The fees below include the FIRST inscription where applicable and are in addition to the fees charged for interment and the purchase of Exclusive Rights. The cost of permission for a memorial in the Garden of Remembrance is included in the interment fees.

Stonemasons are asked to inform their customers that freestanding vases are not permitted and will be removed.

Parishioner Non-parishioner
NEW CEMETERY
Lawn style memorials only, which may include integral vase (Kerbs, border and footstones are not permitted).
NO flat tablets may be placed in the grave.
£110.00 £330.00
SUBSEQUENT INSCRIPTIONS
In both New Cemetery and Garden of Remembrance.
To be contained on the original memorial or a replacement that meets Memorial Regulations.
£50.00 £150.00

 

ADDITIONAL FEES

Parishioner Non-parishioner
Surcharge where burial requires work on a Saturday £339.00 £1,017.00
Surcharge where burial requires work on a Sunday or Bank Holiday £677.00 £2,031.00
Surcharge where interment of cremated remains requires work on a Saturday £90.00 £270.00
Surcharge where interment of cremated remains requires work on a Sunday or Bank Holiday £180.00 £540.00
Where short notice is received, overtime incurred will be charged at the appropriate rates of pay
Transfer of Exclusive Right of Burial up to a maximum of 2 hours, and then charged on an hourly basis at £25/ hour. £50.00 £150.00
Search of grave registers including up to 2 x A4 hard copies of an entry or a scanned copy. £50.00 £150.00

 

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