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Cemetery and crematorium fees

Cremation

Cremation service

Fees for a cremation service where the deceased was 18 years old or over:

  • Unattended service - £495.00
  • 30 minutes (allowing for a 20-minute service) - £845.00
  • 40 minutes (allowing for a 30-minute service) - £895.00
  • Double service time (30 mins)* - £225.00
  • Double service time (40 mins)* - £295.00

Fees for a cremation service where the deceased was stillborn or up to 17 years old:

  • 30 minutes (allowing for a 20-minute service) - No fee
  • 40 minutes (allowing for a 30-minute service) - £74.00
  • Double service time (30 mins)* - £225.00
  • Double service time (40 mins)* - £295.00

*Double service time adds 30 minutes to a service at 9.00am, 9.30am and 3.00pm or 40 minutes throughout the rest of the day (this is an additional fee). A 3.00pm service is not available on a Friday.

  • Service overrun fee (exceeds five minutes over the allocated time) - £70.00

Other cremation fees

  • Cancelling a booking (seven calendar days before the cremation booked) - £80.00
  • Use of crematorium chapel for a memorial service (30 minutes) - £225.00
  • Use of crematorium chapel for a memorial service (40 minutes) - £290.00
  • Live webcast of service - £32.00
  • Live webcast of service, plus further 28 days' viewing - £47.00
  • DVD, Blu-ray or USB recording - £53.00
  • Additional copies of the above - £26.00
  • Single photo tribute - £13.00
  • Simple slideshow (up to 25 photographs) - £40.00
  • Professional photo tribute (up to 25 photographs, professionally edited to music) - £74.00
  • Family-supplied video - £19.00
  • Additional 25 photographs added to tribute - £19.00
  • Copy of tribute on DVD, Blu-ray or USB - £19.00
  • Cremated remains casket (for burial) - £75.00
  • Cremated remains casket (not for burial) inc VAT - £90.00
  • Witnessing burial in Lawn of Remembrance/Scattering in trees area - £26.00
  • Cremated remains from another crematorium (lawn or trees) - £68.00
  • Holding coffin before a service (up to 24 hours) - £26.00
  • Searching cremation records - £30.00
  • Certificate of cremation - £6.00
  • Temporary deposit of cremated remains - £25.00 (per month)
  • Professional photo download link - £10.00

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Memorials

Book of Remembrance

  • Two-line entry - £63.00
  • Five-line entry - £100.00
  • Eight-line entry - £173.00
  • Five-line entry with flower - £225.00
  • Five-line entry with badge/emblem - £245.00
  • Eight-line entry with flower - £310.00
  • Eight-line entry with badge/emblem - £330.00

Wall plaque

  • Ten-year initial lease (includes granite plaque and inscription) - £310.00
  • Renewal for a further ten years - £145.00
  • Replacement plaque (does not extend lease) - £165.00
  • Photo-plaque - Price on enquiry

Vase block tablet

  • Ten-year initial lease (includes bronze plaque and inscription) - £395.00
  • Renewal for a further ten years - £210.00
  • Replacement plaque (does not extend lease) - £185.00
  • Large plaque - £450.00
  • Replacement plaque - £205.00

Memorial tree scheme

  • Ten-year initial lease (includes bronze plaque and inscription) - £550.00
  • Motif (additional cost) - £15.00
  • Colour of plaque - green or blue (additional cost) - £15.00
  • Renewal for a further ten years - £330.00
  • Replacement/additional plaque (does not extend lease) - £130.00

Remembrance plaque (located in Trees of Remembrance area)

  • Ten-year initial lease (includes bronze plaque and inscription) - £280.00
  • Motif (additional cost) - £15.00
  • Colour of plaque - green or blue (additional cost) - £15.00
  • Renewal for a further ten years - £145.00
  • Replacement/additional plaque (does not extend lease) - £130.00

Niche

Cremated remains are placed within a chamber. Cost includes granite plaque, up to 80 characters inscription, urns and flower vases on a permanent lease. Two designs available:

  • Book - £1,595.00
  • Heart - £1,495.00
  • Additional photo-plaques or pictures - Price on enquiry

Memorial bench - Crematorium and cemetery grounds

  • Ten-year initial lease (includes exclusive lease of bench; bronze plaque and inscription) - £1,190.00
  • Renewal for a further ten years - £750.00
  • Replacement plaque (does not extend lease) - £200.00

Bench plaque - Crematorium and cemetery grounds

A maximum of five plaques per bench are allowed. Only available on benches where the lease has not been exclusively purchased.

  • 10-year initial lease - £345.00
  • Renewal for a further ten years - £145.00
  • Replacement plaque (does not extend lease) - £200.00

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Cemetery

Fee pays for Right of Burial at Kingsdown cemetery for 75 years. All purchase fees are doubled when the purchaser/deceased is not a resident of the borough of Swindon.

Cremated remains plot

A cremated remains plot in the Garden of Remembrance at Kingsdown cemetery.

  • No selection (plot allocated by the council) - £405.00
  • Selected plot (end plots by path only, limited availability) - £485.00

Lawn grave

  • No selection (plot allocated by the council) - £835.00
  • Selected plot in second row (indicated yellow on plan) - £1,045.00
  • Selected plot in first row (indicated green on plan) - £1,150.00

Traditional grave 

  • No selection (plot allocated by the council) - £1,210.00
  • Selected plot in second row (indicated yellow on plan) - £1,465.00
  • Selected plot in first row (indicated green on plan) - £1,590.00

Eco grave

  • No Selection, no purchase in reserve, single depth only. No memorials. Inclusive of interment fee - £1,045.00

Baby grave

  • Room for interment of one baby - No fee
  • For a non-resident of Swindon borough - £63.00

Interment - Burial

At Kingsdown, Whitworth Road and Radnor Street cemeteries.

  • Where deceased was 18 years old or over - £680.00
  • Where deceased was stillborn or up to 17 years old - No fee

Interment - Cremated remains

At Kingsdown, Whitworth Road and Radnor Street cemeteries.

  • Where deceased was 18 years old or over - £260.00
  • Where deceased was stillborn or up to 17 years old - No fee

Chapel use for a burial at Kingsdown cemetery

Where the deceased was 18 years old or over:

  • 30-minute slot - £225.00
  • 40-minute slot - £290.00

Where the deceased was stillborn or up to 17 years old:

  • 30-minute slot - £70.00
  • 40-minute slot - £100.00

Attending burial of ashes

Fee applies when no funeral director or minister attends the burial.

  • Where deceased was 18 years old or over - £68.00
  • Where deceased was stillborn or up to 17 years old - No fee

Memorial permit

Fee pays for the right to erect or place a memorial on a grave.

  • Flat stone/kerb stone - £345.00
  • Headstone (up to three feet) - £225.00
  • Cremation tablet - £100.00
  • Additional inscription (added to existing memorial) - £73.00
  • Vase with inscription (new base) - £100.00
  • Vase with inscription (placed on existing base) - £73.00
  • Baby section memorial/headstone - £100.00

Grave maintenance

  • Re-turf - £78.00
  • Maintenance - £84.00
  • Maintenance and planting - £110.00

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Exhumation

  • Cremated remains exhumation from cemetery - £273.00
  • Cremated remains from cemetery (baby or child) - £32.00
  • Full body exhumation - Price on enquiry

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Miscellaneous fees

  • Certificate of entry in burial register - £11.00
  • Searching register of burials - £30.00
  • Transfer of grave ownership - £63.00

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