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Funeral fees


This page contains information on the costs associated with funeral services.

Burial fees

Burial type

Price

Exclusive right of burial (inc headstone fees) - resident

£1,245

Exclusive right of burial ½ plot (inc headstone fees) - resident

£740

Exclusive right of burial (inc headstone fees) - non resident

£2,460

Exclusive right of burial ½ plot (inc headstone fees) - non resident

£1,420

Interment of Stillborn child, or a child up to (but not including) 18 years (at time of death)

Free

Interment of a person aged 18 years or over at time of death - resident

£870

Interment of person aged 18 years or over at time of death - non resident

£1,720

Interment of person aged 18 years or over at time of death - Saturday resident

£1,310

Interment of cremated remains - resident

£235

Interment of cremated remains - non resident

£470

Interment of cremated remains - Saturday

£345

Memorial fees

Memorial type

Price

Erection of headstone fee

£272

Tablets, Plaques, Flat Stones on memorial walls

£136

Vases (permanent)

£89

Additional inscriptions

£72

Replacement headstones

£78

Kerbs (in certain cemeteries)

£385

Kerbs ½ grave plot (in certain cemeteries)

£190

Erection of headstone where no exclusive right purchased (50+ years old)

£265

Erection of headstone where no exclusive of right purchased (25-50 years old)

£820

Miscellaneous fees

Miscellaneous items

Price

Cemetery searches

£26

Grave selection fee

£62

Transfer of ownership (change deed holders)

£83

Copy of deed

£25

Service cancellation (less than 48 hours notice)£250
Overrun exceeding 10 minutes£50
Late attendance at graveside (more than 20 minutes)£50
Full grave - 20 year extension£290
Full grave - 30 year extension£430
Full grave - 40 year extension£570
Cremated remains section - 20 year extension£168
Cremated remains section - 30 year extension£255
Cremated remains section - 40 year extension£340
Children's section grave - 20 year extension£168
Children's section grave - 30 year extension£247
Children's section grave - 40 year extension£329

Chapel of Rest per day (Chester-le-Street only)

£150

Cremation burial fees

Cremation burial types

Price

Columbarium Unit for maximum of two interments (20 year lease)

£1,120

Plaque inclusive of 80 letters inclusive of VAT

£120

Additional letter at £1.38 each plus VAT

£1.65

Re-opening for second interment (re: Columbarium)

£55

Plus second inscription at £1.38 per letter plus VAT

£1.65

Removal and replacement of tablet inclusive of VAT (re: Columbarium)

£32

Contact us
Bereavement Services
03000 265 609
Our address is:
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UQ