Cemeteries and crematorium fees and charges

Table of fees and other charges, the payment of which may be demanded under Section 9 of the Cremation Act 1902, by the Taunton Deane Borough Council for the cremation of human remains.

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

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Part 1 - cremation

  Description Fees or charges
1 Of the body of a child under 16 No fee
2 Of the body of a person over 16
(this fee includes use of chapel for 30 minutes, waiting room etc. services of Chapel Attendant, Medical Referee’s fees, unwitnessed interment of cremated remains in the Garden of Rest, certificate for burial of cremated remains, provision of container (if required) and the use of the Wesley Music System)
£762.00
3 Cremation delivery fee only (no service) £650.00
4 Early Chapel time (9.00 am or 9.30 am service) £710.00
5 Late Chapel time (4.30 pm or 5.00 pm service) £812.00
6 1 hour service (extended chapel time) £948.00
7 Saturday service in Chapel (when available) £1082.00
8 Chapel Attendant pall bearing fee £26.00

Part 2 - cremated remains

  Description Fees or charges
1 Purchase or scatter tube £16.00
2 Purchase of rose casket £36.00
3 Collection of cremated remains on a Saturday (when available) £74.00

Part 3 - interment of cremated remains

  Description Fees or charges
1 Interment in Garden of Rest where the cremation has taken place in Taunton Deane Crematorium £43.00
2 Interment in Garden of Rest where the cremation has not taken place in Taunton Deane Crematorium £74.00
3 To witness interment in Garden of Rest at weekends £64.00
4 In any grave in which an exclusive right of burial has been granted £154.00
5 Saturday interment in a grave £218.00

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Part 4 - exclusive rights of burial in earthen graves

All fees include the memorial permit fee, but does not include the permit fee for kerb memorials or memorials over 36” high.

1. Taunton Deane cemetery

  Description Length of time Fees or charges
1 Full grave 75 years £980.00
    99 years £1100.00
2 Cremated remains grave 75 years £715.00
    99 years £815.00

2. St James' cemetery

  Description Length of time Fees or charges
1 Full grave 75 years £990.00
    99 years £1100.00

3. Wellington cemetery

  Description Length of time Fees and charges
1 Full grave 75 years £990.00
    99 years £1100.00
2 Cremated remains grave 75 years £715.00
    99 years £815.00

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4. St Mary's cemetery

  Description Length of time Fees and charges
1 Full grave 75 years £990.00
    99 years £1100.00

5. Additional fee for pre-purchasing grave (full burial only) £110.00

Part 5 - interment fees

The fees include the digging of the grave, but do not include the walling of a vault or walled grave.

  Description Fees or charges 
1 Of a body of a child up to the age of 16 No fee
2 For the body of a person whose age exceeds 16:  
  At SINGLE depth £630.00
  At DOUBLE depth £750.00
  At TREBLE depth £850.00
  Additional charge for Saturday burial (when available) £320.00
  Additional fee for burial within 48 hours £340.00

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Part 6 - other fees and charges

  Description Fees and charges
1 Burial Service in Crematorium Chapel £186.00
2 Transfer of Exclusive Rights of Burial £30.00

Part 7 - memorials and inscriptions

For the right to erect or place on a grave or vault in respect of which an exclusive right of burial has been granted.

  Description Fees and charges
1 In any Traditional section:  
  A flat stone, kerbstone £206.00
  A headstone of up to 36” or cross with vase tablet £196.00
  An inscribed stone vase £72.00
2 In any Lawn Section:  
  A headstone up to 36” high £196.00
  An inscribed stone vase £72.00
3 Cremated Remains Tablet £185.00
4 Each removal of memorial for additional inscriptions £72.00

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Part 8 - other fees and charges

  Description Fees and charges
1 Wesley music system:  
  Provision of audio recording £46.00
  Provision of CD/DVD/memory stick £62.00
  Webcast of Service £67.00
  Provision of DVD/memory stick and webcast £89.00
  Subsequent CD/DVD/memory stick £17.50
2 Visual tributes:  
  Tributes 1 - 25 photos £48.00
  Tributes 26 - 50 photos £80.00
  Additional fee to include video clip £30.00
  Additional copies on DVD £15.50
  Additional copies on memory stick £18.50

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Part 9 - memorial options

  Description Fees and charges
1 Inscription in Book of Memory (permanent memorial):  
  Two line inscription - motif not available for two line inscriptions £67.00
  Five line inscription £88.00
  Five line inscription with flower £150.00
  Five line inscription with badge, coat of arms, animal etc. £172.00
  Eight line inscription £124.00
  Eight line inscription with flower £186.00
  Eight line inscription with badge, coat of arms, animal etc. £208.00
2 Memorial cards (permanent memorial):  
  Two line inscription - motif not available for two line inscriptions £35.00
  Five line inscription £43.00
  Five line inscription with flower £105.00
  Five line inscription with badge, coat of arms, animal etc. £127.00
  Eight line inscription £46.00
  Eight line inscription with flower £108.00
  Eight line inscription with badge, coat of arms, animal etc. £130.00
3 Miniature books (permanent memorial):  
  Two line inscription £66.00
  Two line inscription with flower £128.00
  Two line inscription with badge, coat of arms, animal etc. £150.00
  Five line inscription £82.00
  Five line inscription with flower £144.00
  Five line inscription with badge, coat of arms, animal etc. £166.00
  Eight line inscription £87.00
  Eight line inscription with flower £149.00
  Eight line inscription with badge, coat of arms, animal etc. £171.00
4 Leather recordia panels (15 year lease)  
  Single panel £230.00
  Extension of lease per 5 years £40.00
  Double panel £400.00
  Extension of lease per 5 years £70.00
5 Cornish Granite tablet (10 year lease)  
  Standard Memorial Tablet (including inscription of 25 letters) £438.00
  Memorial Tablet with vase (including inscription of 25 letters) £515.00
  Provision of flower container in existing tablet £74.00
  Each additional number/letter over 25 letters £4.00
  Cost of renewal for 10 year period £237.00
  Cost of renewal for 5 year period £124.00
  Cost of renewal for 3 year period £77.00
  Cost of renewal for 1 year period £28.00
6 Memorial Plaque (5 year lease) £314.00
  Cost of renewal for 5 year period £165.00
  Cost of renewal for 3 year period £108.00
  Cost of renewal for 1 year period £39.00
7 Garden of Rest Posy Plaque (15 year lease)  
  Plaque with text only £280.00
  Plaque with text and motif £310.00
  Plaque with photo £360.00
  Extension of lease per 5 years £40.00
8 Granite Plaque with Rose bush (15 year lease)  
  Plaque with text only £500.00
  Plaque with text and motif £530.00
  Plaque with photo £565.00
  Extension of lease per 5 years £75.00
9 Granite Bench Plaque (20 year lease)  
  Plaque with text only £425.00
  Plaque with text and motif £455.00
  Plaque with photo £490.00
  Extension of lease per 5 years £75.00
10 Vase Holder Plaque (15 year lease)  
  Plaque with text only £380.00
  Plaque with text and motif £410.00
  Plaque with photo £460.00
  Extension of lease per 5 years £75.00
11 Woodland Memorial Boardwalk (10 year lease)  
  Engraved inscription on memorial tread of boardwalk £200.00

Part 10 - children's memorials

  Description Fees and charges
1 Lease for 18 year period  
  Baby cast bronze wall memorial plaque £103.00
  Cost of renewal 50% of current fee

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