A grave in a traditional section can be prepared to allow up to two full burials. Some graves in Teddington Cemetery and Twickenham Cemetery will allow up to four full burials. If no further full burials are required, the grave owner may request the burial of up to eight cremated remains in the grave space. A fee (applicable on the date of the burial) is payable for each subsequent interment.
There are different types of memorials available, you can have either a headstone/a headstone with kerbs or you may want to plant the grave space.
We recommend waiting a year after a burial before erecting a memorial. The time allows for the grave to settle into the ground naturally and helps to make a memorial more stable and secure.
In the interim, you can hire a temporary grave surround(pdf, 73KB).
The frame can be placed on the grave approximately two months after the burial has taken place and can remain on the grave for subsequent years at a reduced fee. The Cemetery Office will advise you on the cost of this at the time of your enquiry. You may prefer to provide your own surrounds although it should be no larger than 6’6 long x 2’6 wide and made of a sturdy material.
Updated: 25 August 2017