Cemetery fees

1 April 2017 until 31 March 2018

The cemetery fees are set annually and agreed by Members of the Council. There are fees applicable for residents and non residents of the Borough. A current Council Tax Bill must be submitted as proof of residency.

You are advised to see the Council's Personal Information Policy.

Payments are accepted by cash, cheque (payable to LBRUT) debit card, or by credit card (which is subject to a handling fee).

Purchase fees

Please note that if you are purchasing a new grave both the purchase and burial fees will be applied.

Purchase fees
Service Detail Resident Non-resident
Lawn section Only headstone allowed £2072 £4144
Traditional section For a full memorial/headstone/planting £2751 £5502
Graves next to a pathway   £3751 £7502
Natural Burial Area No memorial or planting £1524 £5125
Star & Garter Headstone only £1374 n/a
Children's section (ages 0-5) Full memorial/headstone/planting £100 £1157

The Purchase of the Exclusive Right of Burial in the above sections are issued for 50 years, this can be extended up to 100 years, for an additional fee.

Burial fees

If you are purchasing a new grave, the purchase fees will need to be added to the applicable burial fee. If you have an existing family grave, it is only the burial fee which will need to be paid, along with the removal fee for a memorial, if there is one already on the grave.

Burial Fees in a new or re-opened grave
Service Resident Non-resident
Depth for 1 £1238 £2476
Depth for 2 £1374 £2748
Depth for 3 (Twickenham & Teddington only and subject to areas) £1524 £3048
Depth for 4 (Twickenham & Teddington only and subject to areas) £1650 £3300
Depth for child (age 0-5) in a children's grave nil £125
Depth for child only (age 0-5) in an adult grave £113 £226
Depth for child only (age 5-18) in an adult grave £163 £433
Un-purchased grave (Teddington & Twickenham) £1077 £2198
Burial of body parts £277 £277
Other burial related fees
Service Description Fee
Additional fee for Saturday burial 10.30am direct to grave only and subject to staff availability £739
Additional fee for a casket or coffin (size: 6'9" x 28” and over) Subject to ground conditions and by prior agreement only - no metal caskets are allowed) £824
Administration fee for two burials at the same time   £184
Administration fee for a burial and cremated remains at the same time   £93
Removal only, of a headstone on a traditional grave This must be replaced by a Memorial Mason once settlement in the grave has finished £144
To remove and replace a standard memorial Replaced by cemetery staff approximately 12 months after the burial date (non-standard memorials to be removed by Mason/Funeral Director) £280
Use of chapel for a 45 minute service prior to burial   £133

Cremated remains fees

If you have an existing family grave within one of our cemeteries, this can be used to provide a burial area for cremated remains. Alternatively, you can purchase a new grave which can be marked with a memorial, and our cemeteries can provide some cremation options to help you to make your choice.

Purchase fees for cremated remains
Section type Details Resident Non-resident
Family Cremated Remains section Small garden space and memorial £1123 £2476
Garden of Rest (Granite Wedge style) No other planting/items permitted £905 £1750
Garden of Rest (Westmoreland Plaque) No other planting/items permitted £905 £1750
Hampton Columbarium No other planting/items permitted £905 £1750
Mini Orchid Columbarium No other planting/items permitted £905 £1750

The Purchase of the Exclusive Right of Burial are issued for 50 years, which can be extended up to 100 years for an additional fee.

Burial fees for cremated remains in a new or re-opened grave
Cremated remain type Resident Non-resident Details
Adult £352 £560 Monday to Friday
Child 0-5 years old in a child's grave nil £88 Monday to Friday
Child 0-5 years old in an adult grave £39 £88 Monday to Friday
Child 5-18 years old £88 £213 Monday to Friday
Scattering cremated remains £150 £328 On an existing family grave
Scattering cremated remains £158 £210 Within specific areas

The following fees apply to both resident and non-residents.

Additional fees for cremated remains
Service Details Fees
Additional fee for burial of cremated remains on Saturday 10.30am only and subject to availability £277
Administration fee for two cremated remains at the same time In addition to any burial or purchase fees £93
Granite Wedge Memorial Includes first inscription and installation £530
Orchid Columbarium Plaque

Includes first inscription up to 60 characters

Additional letters/characters – each

£250

£2

Remove and replace a standard memorial By specific request to bury cremated remains centrally in grave £280
Special urn For Columbarium units only £44
Use of chapel For a 45 minute service £133
Wooden cremated remains casket with nameplate (Non biodegradable urns/caskets are not allowed to be buried. Cremated remains can be buried loose or scattered) £93

Funeral and memorial fees

Funeral related fees are usually paid to us by your Funeral Director. Payments direct to us can be in cash in person at the Cemetery office, by cheque payable to London Borough of Richmond upon Thames or by Credit Card.

Funeral related fees
Service Description Fee
Administration fee for burial and cremated remains at the same time   £93
Administration fee for duplicate Deeds and amendments   £29
Assign Exclusive Right of Burial (by living owner)   £93
Cancel a funeral Fee applies if grave has already been prepared £508
Exhume a body May be subject to VAT from £2751
Exhume cremated remains May be subject to VAT from £280
Extend or re-purchase Grave Rights (5 years) - resident No more than 100 years can be held at any one time £221
Extend or re-purchase Grave Rights (5 years) - non resident No more than 100 years can be held at any one time 441
Reserve a grave - resident For each year required - maximum of 5 years £110
Reserve a grave - non resident For each year required - maximum of 5 years £221
Transfer Grave Ownership When the owner has died £168
Use of cemetery chapel For up to 45 minutes £133
Use of cemetery chapel without a following burial For up to 45 minutes £184
Memorial related fees
Service Decription Fee
Lift a sunken memorial before preparing a grave The memorial must be replaced by a Memorial Mason once the grave has settled £93
Remove a memorial before a burial and replace after the grave has settled For a standard memorial £267
Headstone, inscribed book, tablet or similar memorial application   £95
Full traditional memorial application   £173
Un-purchased grave memorial application For a small headstone only £105
Babies section memorial application   £79
Memorial seats Includes installation but not inscription from £876
Remove a headstone for burial On traditional graves only £144
Temporary grave surround Lease for up to 12 months £93
Renew temporary grave surround Renewal for up to 12 months £65
Section marker Includes inscription and installation £184

Family research fees

Family research related fees
Service Description Fee
Digital photograph of a memorial (4 photographs posted or e-mailed to customer) £44
Fee to purchase a map of the cemetery and section plan   £3.30
Fee to purchase 5 credits on Web-search   £10
Fee to purchase 10 credits on Web-search   £13
Fee to purchase 30 credits on Web-search   £25
Sundry items
Service Fee
Topsoil for graves on traditional sections £76
Turf for graves on traditional sections £93
Oiling a memorial seat £93

Contact the Cemeteries Team

We are open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm, excluding Public Holidays, Christmas and New Year.

The Cemetery Office

East Sheen Cemetery,
Sheen Road,
Richmond,
TW10 5BJ

Telephone: 020 8876 4511
Email: cemeteries@richmond.gov.uk
Fax: 020 8878 8118

Updated: 27 April 2017