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Freedom of information request response - 05431

FOI request

FOI ID number
05431
Regarding
Cemeteries
Request

Regarding each cemetery your council manages and/or owns, could you provide the following information

  1. Do you have any rules or regulations regarding maximum coffin size for burial (width and length) and if so what are they?
  2. Do you have any rules or regulations regarding maximum burial plot size (width and length) and if so what are they?

Our response

Response
  1. We accept standard size coffins to fit in 4ft wide by 9ft long graves, however an additional fee is charged for casket/non standard size coffins.

  2. All burial plots are 4ft wide by 9ft long. In one Cemetery due to the nature of the ground all double depth graves are now 9ft. long and  5ft wide, this is to ensure that the graves do not collapse.
Response date
31 July 2018