Cemetery fees and charges

Exclusive Right of Burial for 100 years

Fees for a grave space
Grave Cost
Full grave space £850
Half grave space £350
Child grave *£250

Interment fees

Fees for interment
Interment Cost
Stillborn - 1 month Free
Child - 1 month to 17 years *£400
Adult single/double/treble depth graves £885
Cremated remains £255
Scattering of ashes £75
Additional fee - casket/non-standard coffin tbc £384

Charge for interment/Exclusive Rights of Burial

Fees for interments
Interment/Exclusive Rights of Burial Cost
Charge for the interment of a **non-resident of Westmorland and Furness District Double fees
Charge for the Exclusive Rights of Burial for a **non-resident of Westmorland and Furness District **Double fees
Charge for an interment outside of 'prescribed hours' Double fees

*This fee will only be charged to the Children's Funeral Fund and where reclaim is not possible the charge will not be passed to the family.

**Individual who had not lived in the Westmorland and Furness District within their last 12 months.

**The fee for purchasing a grave is doubled for those not currently living in Westmorland and Furness District, unless the grave space is being bought to be used for an upcoming funeral of a Westmorland and Furness Resident.

Surrender of an unused grave space

The re-purchase price will be the amount originally paid, less an amount of 15% to cover the cost of administration.

Monumental Mason registration

Annual registration fee due 1 April 2024 or with first application.

Fees for monuments and headstones
Monuments Cost
Permission for monuments and headstones £170
Permission for monuments and headstones (under 12 years) Free
Permission for monuments and headstones (local stone) Free
Each additional inscription £65
Monumental Mason registration fee £120

As a financial incentive to encourage the use of native stone, we will waive the £170 fee for monuments and headstones.  Native stones are produced and manufactured in Cumbria and the UK.

Read sustainable cemeteries for more information.

Miscellaneous fees

Administration fee
Fees for plaques and admin
Miscellaneous Cost
Statutory Declaration/Transfer of Grave Rights £30
Administration fee £45
Fixing 6 x 4 plaque ***£153
Fixing 11 x 7 plaque ***£321
Memorial plaque - renewal fee 10 years £54

Searching cemetery registers

Fees for searching cemetery registers
Search Cost
First name £35
Each subsequent name £30
Certified copies of searches £35

All the above fees are exempt from VAT, except those marked with a ***, which are inclusive of VAT.

Last updated: Tuesday, 2 April, 2024.