About our crematorium and cemeteries

Fees

Swindon Borough Council - Kingsdown cemetery and crematorium fees for 2021/22

Cremation

Cremation fees include:

  • Use of chapel and Obitus music system
  • Medical referee fees
  • Dispersal of the cremated remains in our Trees of Remembrance Area (unattended), if requested
  • Certificate of cremation
  • Biodegradable container for the cremated remains
  • Any environmental levy, where applicable
  • Recycling of metals through a national scheme, with profits going to charity

Cremation service

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

  • Unattended service (including one piece of music of your choice) - £395.00
  • Short service (15-minute service at 9.00am or 9.15am) - £495.00
  • Early morning service (20-minute service at 9.30am) - £695.00
  • 30 minutes (allowing for a 20-minute service at 10.00am or 3.45pm) - £795.00
  • 45 minutes (allowing for a 30-minute service from 10.30am to 3.45pm) - £895.00
  • Additional service time (40 mins)* - £310.00

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) - £78.00
  • Additional service time (40 mins)* - £310.00

*Additional service time can be applied to any service after 10.00am.

  • Service overrun fee (exceeds five minutes over the allocated time) - £74.00

Media services

  • Live webcast of service - £26.00
  • Live webcast, plus further 28 days' viewing - £40.00
  • DVD, Blu-Ray or USB recording - £56.00
  • Additional copies of above - £26.00

Visual tributes

  • Single photo tribute - £14.00
  • Simple slideshow (up to 25 photos) - £42.00
  • Professional photo tribute (up to 25 photos professionally edited to music) - £78.00
  • Family-supplied video - £20.00
  • Additional 25 photos added to tribute - £20.00
  • Copy of tribute on DVD, Blu-Ray or USB - £22.00
  • Professional photo download link - £11.00
  • Additional work/changes - £20.00

Other cremation fees

  • Holding coffin before a service (up to 24 hours) - £27.00
  • Cancelling a booking (seven calendar days before the cremation booked) - £84.00
  • Use of crematorium chapel for a memorial service (30 minutes) - £240.00
  • Use of crematorium chapel for a memorial service (40 minutes) - £310.00
  • 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) - £75.00
  • Searching cremation records - £31.00
  • Certificate of cremation - £7.00
  • Temporary deposit of cremated remains - £26.00 (per month)

Memorials

Book of Remembrance

  • Two-line entry - £66.00
  • Five-line entry - £105.00
  • Eight-line entry - £182.00
  • Five-line entry with flower - £235.00
  • Five-line entry with badge/emblem - £255.00
  • Eight-line entry with flower - £325.00
  • Eight-line entry with badge or emblem - £345.00

Black granite 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

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 (includes motif) for a period of ten years - £450.00
  • Replacement of large plaque - £205.00

Flower room plaque

  • Ten-year initial lease (includes inscription) - £150.00
  • Motif (additional cost) - £15.00

Rose bush

  • Five-year lease - £300.00
  • Ten-year lease - £450.00

Memorial tree scheme

A plaque placed by an existing tree.

  • Ten-year initial lease (includes bronze plaque and inscription) - £575.00
  • Replacement of an existing plaque (does not extend lease) - £136.00
  • Renewal for a further ten years - £345.00
  • Replacement black metal plaque (original scheme) - £49.00

Remembrance plaque (in Trees of Remembrance area)

  • Ten-year initial lease (includes bronze plaque and inscription) - £294.00
  • Motif (additional cost) - £15.00
  • Colour of plaque - green or blue (additional cost) - £15.00
  • Renewal for a further ten years - £152.00
  • Replacement/additional plaque (does not extend lease) - £136.00

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 - £1,645.00
  • Heart - £1,545.00
  • Additional photo-plaques, pictures or additional lettering - Price on enquiry

Memorial 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.

  • Ten-year initial lease - £360.00
  • Renewal for a further ten years - £150.00
  • Replacement plaque (does not extend lease) - £210.00

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) - £425.00
  • Selected plot (end plots by path only, limited availability) - £510.00

Lawn grave

  • No selection (plot allocated by the council) - £875.00
  • Selected plot in second row (indicated yellow on plan) - £1,095.00
  • Selected plot in first row (indicated green on plan) - £1,205.00

Traditional grave 

  • No selection (plot allocated by the council) - £1,270.00

Eco grave

  • No Selection, no purchase in reserve, single depth only. No memorials. Inclusive of interment fee - £1,100.00

Baby grave

  • Room for interment of one baby - No fee
  • For a non-resident of Swindon borough - £66.00

Interment - Burial

At Kingsdown, Whitworth Road and Radnor Street cemeteries.

  • Where deceased was 18 years old or over - £714.00
  • 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 - £273.00
  • 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 - £240.00
  • 40-minute slot - £310.00

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

  • 30-minute slot - £75.00
  • 40-minute slot - £105.00

Attending burial of ashes

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

  • Where deceased was 18 years old or over - £72.00
  • 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 - £105.00
  • Additional inscription (added to existing memorial) - £75.00
  • Vase with inscription (new base) - £105.00
  • Vase with inscription (placed on existing base) - £75.00
  • Baby section memorial/headstone - £105.00

Grave maintenance

  • Re-turf - £82.00
  • Maintenance - £88.00
  • Maintenance and planting - £116.00

Exhumation

  • Cremated remains exhumation from cemetery - £287.00
  • Cremated remains from cemetery (baby or child) - £32.00
  • Full body exhumation - Price on enquiry

Miscellaneous fees

  • Certificate of entry in burial register - £12.00
  • Searching register of burials - £31.00
  • Transfer of grave ownership - £66.00

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