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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 2018 to 31 March 2019


Service Fee
Preparing grave (up to double depth of two metres) including dressing £630
Treble depth (where permitted, please inquire £675
Interment or scattering (under turf) of cremated remains £185
Interment of a child older than one month but less than 12 years £84
Interment of still born child or of a child less that one month old No fee


Service Fee
Use of cemetery Chapel of Rest £60
Use of grass matting at graveside (included in burial fee above) £40

Grave Rights

Service Fee
Exclusive Right of Burial: standard size earthen grave £630
In a space set apart for interment of cremated remains £255
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)

Additional inscription to existing memorial £63
Flat tablet occupying a superficial area 450mm by 450mm £97
Stone vase in lieu of a headstone £97
Transfer of ownership of Exclusive Right of Burial £49

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)


Beetham Hall Crematorium

Beetham Hall Crematorium

Telephone: 015395 65363    

Lancaster and Morecambe Crematorium

Powder House Lane

Telephone: 01524 848 394 or 01524 389 990

Barrow (Thorncliffe) Crematorium

Devonshire Road
LA14 5PD

Telephone: 01229 876 542

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)