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Cemeteries service

SLDC manage and maintain eight cemeteries throughout the district, as well as 16 churchyards which have been closed to further burials.

Visitors are welcome at the Bereavement Services office. However, as the Bereavement Services Officer is occasionally out of the office, please telephone first.

Our staff are committed to providing a service which shows care and consideration.  The Bereavement Services Officer can give advice on general matters concerning bereavement or memorialisation, and specific advice about the services we offer.

Fees and charges 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Interment

Service Fee
Preparing grave (up to double depth of two metres) including dressing £615
Treble depth (where permitted, please inquire £660
Interment or scattering (under turf) of cremated remains £180
Interment of a child older than one month but less than 12 years £82
Interment of still born child or of a child less that one month old No fee

Miscellaneous

Service Fee
Use of cemetery Chapel of Rest £56
Use of grass matting at graveside (included in burial fee above) £45

Grave Rights

Service Fee
Exclusive Right of Burial: standard size earthen grave £615
In a space set apart for interment of cremated remains £250
Small grave specifically allocated for child under 12 years £62

Memorial fees

Service Fee

Headstone not exceeding one metre in height fixed using ground anchors 

(The preferred stone for our cemeteries is Lakeland slate)

£170
Additional inscription to existing memorial £62
Flat tablet occupying a superficial area 450mm by 450mm £95
Stone vase in lieu of a headstone £95
Transfer of ownership of Exclusive Right of Burial £48

The fees listed above are doubled if they relate to a non-inhabitant of the district.  Please check with the office to confirm.

Cemetery regulations

SLDC cemetery regulations (PDF/10MB/10 pages)

Crematoriums

South Lakeland does not have a crematorium. The nearest are situated at Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness.

Lancaster and Morecambe Crematorium

Powder House Lane
Lancaster
LA2 6AD

Telephone: 01524 848394 or 01524 389990

Barrow (Thorncliffe) Crematorium

Devonshire Road
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA14 5PD

Telephone: 01229 876542

Application forms

Links to the relevant application forms for memorials and burials are below:

Memorial application form (PDF/111KB/2 pages)

Notice of Interment (PDF/158KB/2 pages)