Grave, burial and memorial costs

Fees and charges

All costs are for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

Grave costs
Type of plot Residents Non-residents
Adult grave - exclusive right and erection of memorial £2,093 £8,372
Grave purchased in advance of use £2,423 £9,408
Extension of right to use the grave for ten years £363 £1,450
Front row grave - prime location £2,278 £9,113
Cremated remains plot £630 £2,520
Cremated remains plot purchased in advance of use £1,050 £4,076
Transfer of grave ownership £82 £82
Deed copies £28 £28
Appointment to select a grave £55 £55
Full details of deceased supplied by enquirer £58 £58
Burial costs
Type of plot Residents Non-residents
Single depth - Coffin £835 £3,341
Single depth - Casket £1,138 £4,553
Double depth - Coffin £1,063 £4,252
Double depth - Casket £1,341 £5,364
Triple depth - Coffin £1,367 £5,467
Triple depth - Casket £1,569 £6,275
Unpurchased grave for person one year or older £678 £2,709
New purchased grave for babies up to one month No charge £671
New purchased grave for child up to 17 years No charge £1,593
Cremated remains - one set £188 £754
Cremated remains - two sets £377 £1,508
Cremated remains - three sets £563 £2,254
Babies and children up to five years No charge Not applicable
Child from five to 17 years No charge Not applicable
Babies up to one month Not applicable £216
Child from one month to 17 years Not applicable £865
Use of chapel £84 £84
Grave top up £58 £58
Alteration to coffin size after initial booking £77 £77
Alteration or cancellation to funeral booking £77 £77

Please note that Saturday burials are charged at double the fee listed for both residents and non-residents.

Memorial costs - Removal and replacement
Description Cost
Headstone £153
Memorial 182 x 61cm (6' x 2') £194
Memorial 244 x 92cm (8' x 3') £238
Memorial costs - Garden of Remembrance
Description Cost
Plaque dedicated for five years £321
Plaque and boulder dedicated for five years £534
Renewal of dedication for a further five years £194
Memorial costs - Other memorials
Description Cost
Memorial bench with plaque dedicated for 10 years £1,283
Renewal of dedication for a further 10 years £199
New plaque on existing bench for 10 years £233
Memorial permit fees
Description Cost
Headstone only £155
Full kerb memorial £258
New kerb surround to existing headstone £155
Tablet or vase £66
Additional inscription £66
Re-moulding £66
Memorial cleaning £66
Photo plaques £66
Fixing or levelling £66
Chip beds £66
Chippings £66
Cover slabs £66
Cremation plot headstone and kerb £155
Cremation plot tablet or vase £66
Grave maintenance costs
Maintenance type One year Five years 10 years
Turfing (levelling) - one-off cost £82 Not applicable Not applicable
Attention (weeding, cutting) £68 £343 £574
Planting £148 £623 £1,085

Resident fees for burials

You qualify for resident prices for burials if the deceased:

  • was a resident of Royal Greenwich at the time of death
  • was the owner of a grave and was a resident when the burial was bought
  • was a near relative (next of kin) of the owner of the grave, and the owner is a resident
  • passed away outside the borough (such as in a nursing home or in the care of a relative) but was a resident of Royal Greenwich for some time.

Proof of residency

You must provide proof of residency (for example electoral roll papers or Council Tax bills) when you book the burial.

You can also contact the following for proof of residency: