Fees and charges

All costs are for 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

Grave costs
Type of plot Residents Non-residents
Adult grave - exclusive right and erection of memorial £2,156 £8,624
Grave purchased in advance of use £2,496 £9,984
Extension of right to use the grave for ten years £374 £1,496
Front row grave - prime location £2,346 £9,384
Cremated remains plot £649 £2,596
Cremated remains plot purchased in advance of use £1,082 £4,324
Transfer of grave ownership £84 £84
Deed copies £29 £29
Appointment to select a grave £55 £55
Burial costs
Type of plot Residents Non-residents
Single depth - Coffin £860 £3,440
Single depth - Casket £1,172 £4,688
Double depth - Coffin £1,095 £4,380
Double depth - Casket £1,381 £5,524
Triple depth - Coffin £1,408 £5,632
Triple depth - Casket £1,616 £6,464
Burial of cremated remains - one set £194 £776
Burial of cremated remains - two sets £388 £1,552
Burial of cremated remains - three sets £580 £2,320
Unpurchased grave for person one year or older £698 £2,792
New purchased grave for babies up to one year No charge £320
New purchased grave for child from one to five years No charge £440
New purchased grave for child from six to 17 years No charge £760
Babies and children up to 17 years burial fee No charge £208
Use of chapel £87 £87
Grave top up £60 £60
Alteration to coffin size after initial booking £79 £79
Alteration or cancellation to funeral booking £79 £79

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 £158
Memorial 182 x 61cm (6' x 2') £200
Memorial 244 x 92cm (8' x 3') £245
Memorial costs - Garden of Remembrance
Description Cost
Plaque dedicated for five years £331
Plaque and boulder dedicated for five years £550
Renewal of dedication for a further five years £200
Memorial costs - Other memorials
Description Cost
Memorial bench with plaque dedicated for 10 years £1,321
Renewal of dedication for a further 10 years £205
New plaque on existing bench for 10 years £240
Memorial permit fees
Description Cost
Headstone only £160
Full kerb memorial £266
New kerb surround to existing headstone £160
Tablet or vase £68
Additional inscription £68
Re-moulding £68
Memorial cleaning £68
Photo plaques £68
Fixing or levelling £68
Chip beds £68
Chippings £68
Cover slabs £68
Cremation plot headstone and kerb £160
Cremation plot headstone only £68
Cremation plot tablet or vase £68
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

Genealogical search or cemetery search

Description Cost
Full details of deceased supplied by enquirer £60
Location of grave at cemetery / site appointment £60


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: