Cemeteries service

Last Updated: 7 September 2021

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

Fees and charges 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Please note: we do not offer a service for pre-purchasing graves. The fees for burials and graves listed below are doubled if they are in respect of a non-resident of the district. Memorial fees are also doubled if applied for by a non-resident of the district.

Burial fees and charges
Service Fee
Preparing grave (up to double depth of two metres) including dressing* £699
Treble depth (where permitted, please enquire) £725
Interment or scattering (under turf) of cremated remains £204
Interment of a person 12 years or over where no exclusive right of burial has been granted £490
Interment of a child older than one month but less than 12 years* £88
Interment of still born child or of a child less than one month old* No fee
Interments outside of our usual hours are subject to an additional fee to the above £327
Ashes interments or scatterings outside of our usual hours are subject to an additional fee to the above £115

Our usual hours for interments as stated in our Cemetery Regulations are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday 10.00 to 15.00
  • interments on Saturdays or Public holidays (other than those mentioned below) may be carried out by special arrangement only
  • no interments will be carried out on Sundays, Good Friday or Christmas Day or Boxing Day, except on the production of a special medical certificate
  • all interments are at the discretion of SLDC, dependant on availability to carry out the necessary work

*These fees where relating to a person under the age of 18 may be waived and claimed instead from the Child Funeral Fund.

Miscellaneous fees and charges
Service Fee
Use of cemetery Chapel of Rest £71.50
Use of grass matting at graveside (included in burial fee above) £45
For a search of an entry in any of the Cemetery Registers maintained by the Council £25.00
For a search and a certified copy of an entry in any of the Cemetery Registers maintained by the Council £25.00
Grave rights fees and charges
Service Fee
Exclusive Right of Burial: standard size earthen grave £699
In a space set apart for internment of cremated remains £276
Small grave specifically allocated for child under 12 years £67
Transfer of ownership of Exclusive Right of Burial £51
The right to construct a walled grave or vault in a grave space in which an exclusive right of burial has been granted is subject to an additional fee to the above, per grave (further additional preparation charges may also be applicable) £306
Memorial fees and charges
Service Fee

Headstone not exceeding one metre (39 inches) in height fixed using ground anchors

(The preferred stone for our cemeteries is Lakeland slate)

£187

Headstone or monument exceeding 1m in height, for each additional 0.3m or part thereof (subject to approval by SLDC) up to a maximum height of 1.5 m

£83
Additional inscription to existing memorial £68
Flat tablet occupying a maximum superficial area of grave space 450mm by 520mm (subject to approval by SLDC) £104
Flat tablet occupying a greater area of grave space than 450mm by 520mm (subject to approval by SLDC) £219
Stone vase in lieu of a headstone £104
Transfer of ownership of Exclusive Right of Burial £51
Inscription into the Book of Remembrance (Ulverston) POA
Annual registration fee for Memorial mason Registration Scheme £58.80

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 146KB / 11 pages)

Crematoriums

Beetham Hall Crematorium

Beetham Hall Crematorium
Beetham
Milnthorpe
Cumbria
LA7 7BQ

Telephone: 015395 65363

Lancaster and Morecambe Crematorium

Powder House Lane
Lancaster
LA2 6AD

Telephone: 01524 848 394 or 01524 389 990

Barrow (Thorncliffe) Crematorium

Devonshire Road
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA14 5PD

Telephone: 01229 876 542

Application forms

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

Memorial application form (PDF 776KB / 2 pages)

Notice of Interment (PDF 158KB / 2 pages)