Fees and charges

All costs are for 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Grave Costs

Type of plot



Adult grave - exclusive right and erection of memorial



Grave purchased in advance of use



Extension of right to use the grave for ten years



Front row grave - prime location



Cremated remains plot



Cremated remains plot purchased in advance of use



Transfer of grave ownership



Deed copies



Appointment to select a grave



Burial costs

Type of plot



Single depth - Coffin



Single depth - Casket



Double depth - Coffin



Double depth - Casket



Triple depth - Coffin



Triple depth - Casket



Burial of cremated remains - one set



Burial of cremated remains - two sets



Burial of cremated remains - three sets



Unpurchased grave for person one year or older



New purchased grave for babies up to one year

No charge


New purchased grave for child from one to five years

No charge


New purchased grave for child from six to 17 years

No charge


Babies and children up to 17 years burial fee

No charge


Use of chapel   (for 30 minutes)



Grave top up



Alteration to coffin size after initial booking



Alteration or cancellation to funeral booking



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

Memorial costs - Removal and replacement





Memorial 182 x 61cm (6' x 2')


Memorial 244 x 92cm (8' x 3')


Memorial costs - Garden of Remembrance        



Scattering of cremated remains and plaque dedicated for five years


Plaque and boulder dedicated for five years


Renewal of dedication for a further five years


Memorial costs - Other memorials         



Memorial bench with plaque dedicated for 10 years


Renewal of dedication for a further 10 years


New plaque on existing bench for 10 years


Memorial permit fees



Headstone only


Full kerb memorial


New kerb surround to existing headstone


Tablet or vase


Additional inscription




Memorial cleaning


Photo plaques


Fixing or levelling


Chip beds




Cover slabs


Cremation plot headstone and kerb


Cremation plot headstone only


Cremation plot tablet or vase


Grave maintenance costs

Maintenance type

One year

Five years

10 years

Turfing (levelling) - one-off cost


Not applicable

Not applicable

Attention (weeding, cutting)








Genealogical search or cemetery search



Full details of deceased supplied by enquirer


Location of grave at cemetery / site appointment


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:

Greenwich Heritage Centre - for ten years old or more

the Electoral Office at elect@royalgreenwich.gov.uk - for less than ten years