Cemetery fees

1 April 2018 until 31 March 2019

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 or credit card.

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 £2126 £4252
Traditional section For a full memorial/headstone/planting £2823 £5645
Natural Burial Area No memorial or planting £1564 £5258
Star & Garter Headstone only £1410 n/a
Children's section (ages 0-5) Full memorial/headstone/planting £103 £1187

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
Standard depth for 2 internments £1410 £2820
Depth for 3 internments (where available) £1724 £3348
Depth for 4 internments (where available) £2050 £3900
Depth for child (under 18 years of age) nil £250
Un-purchased grave (Teddington & Twickenham) £1077 £2255
Burial of body parts £284 £554
Other burial related fees
Service Description Fee
Additional fee for weekend burial 10.30am direct to grave only and subject to staff availability £758
Additional fee for a casket or straight edged coffin Subject to ground conditions and by prior agreement only (no metal caskets are allowed) £845
Fee for burial of subsequent coffin at the same time     £705
Fee for burial of subsequent cremated remains at the same time     £200
Removal only, of a headstone on a traditional grave This must be replaced by a Memorial Mason once settlement in the grave has finished £148
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) £287
Use of chapel for a 45 minute service prior to burial     £136

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 and non-resident
Family Cremated Remains section Small garden space and memorial £1846
Garden of Rest (Granite Wedge style) No other planting/items permitted £1362
Garden of Rest (Westmoreland Plaque) No other planting/items permitted £1362
Hampton Columbarium No other planting/items permitted £1362
Mini Orchid Columbarium No other planting/items permitted £1362

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 and non-resident Details
Adult £450 Monday to Friday
Child (under 18 years of age) nil Monday to Friday
Scattering cremated remains £162 Within Garden of Rest

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 at the weekend 10.30am only and subject to availability £284
Fee for burial of subsequent cremated remains at the same time In addition to any burial or purchase fees £200
Granite Wedge Memorial (60 letters) Includes first inscription and installation £544
Orchid Columbarium Plaque (60 letters)

Includes first inscription up to 60 characters

Additional letters/characters – each

£257

£2

Remove and replace a standard memorial By specific request to bury cremated remains centrally in grave £287
Use of chapel For a 45 minute service £136

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
Fee for burial of subsequent cremated remains at the same time     £200
Fee for duplicate Deeds and amendments     £29
Assign Exclusive Right of Burial (by living owner)     £95
Cancel a funeral Fee applies if grave has already been prepared £521
Exhumation fee for full body May be subject to VAT Price on application
Exhumation fee for cremated remains May be subject to VAT Price on application
Extend or re-purchase Grave Rights by 5 years - resident and non-resident No more than 100 years can be held at any one time £340
Reservation of a grave for each year required - resident and non resident Maximum of 5 years £170
Transfer Grave Ownership When the owner has died £172
Use of cemetery chapel For up to 45 minutes £136
Use of cemetery chapel without a following burial For up to 45 minutes £189
Memorial related fees
Service Decription Fee
Memorial application fee for additional work including renovation    £70
Remove and replace a standard memorial    £287
Memorial application fee - headstone only    £97
Memorial application fee - full memorial     £177
Memorial application fee - child's memorial    £81
Memorial seats Includes installation but not inscription from £899
Remove a headstone for burial On traditional graves only £148
Temporary grave surround    £95

Family research fees

Family research related fees
Service Description Fee
Fee to purchase 5 credits on Web-search    £10.50
Fee to purchase 10 credits on Web-search    £14
Fee to purchase 30 credits on Web-search    £26
Sundry items
Service Fee
Topsoil for graves on traditional sections £78
Turf for graves on traditional sections £95

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: 4 April 2018