Cemeteries service

Last Updated: 3 April 2024

The Kendal bereavement services office 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 2023 to 31 March 2024

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.

Interment fees (residents)
Service Fee
Person 18 years and over (all depths) £825
Interment of ashes in casket or poured loose £236
Child one month to 17 years* £330
Stillborn or child up to one month No fee
Scattering of ashes under turf in a purchased grave £66

Interments conducted outside of normal cemetery hours are sometimes available subject to agreement and additional fees which are available on request.

*These fees where relating to a person under the age of 18 will only be charged to the Child Funeral Fund.

Exclusive right of burial (residents)
Service Fee
A standard size earthen grave - 100 year lease £785
A space set apart for internment of cremated remains - 100 year lease £320
A small grave specifically allocated for child whose age at the time of death isn't more than 17 years £110
The right to construct a walled grave or vault where permitted £343
Transfer of ownership of Exclusive Right of Burial £30

To qualify for the resident rate the deceased person must have been resident within the authority area at the time of their death. This may be checked using internal council data such as Council Tax records and/or the electoral roll.

This may be waived in cases where an ex-resident left the locality for care reasons or where exceptional circumstances exist. The council reserves the right to ask for evidence of such circumstances.

Where the individual being interred is classed as non-resident double the usual rate will be applied to Interment and Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial Fees.

Service Fee
Administration fee £41
For a search and a certified copy of an entry in any of the registers maintained by us £29
Searching the registers per hour, after the first hour £22
Use of cemetery chapel, Kendal and Ulverston £99
Memorial mason registration scheme fee £110
Administration fee for provision of a public health funeral under section 46 of the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 £300 plus costs
Memorial fees and charges
Service Fee

Headstone or cross

Additional inscription to existing memorial £57
Flat tablet occupying a maximum superficial area of grave space 450mm by 520mm £91
Stone vase in lieu of a headstone £91
Transfer of ownership of Exclusive Right of Burial £30
Inscription into the Book of Remembrance (Ulverston) POA
Erection of a Bronze plaque in the Ulverston Garden of Remembrance POA
Memorial mason registration scheme fee £110.00

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

Cemetery regulations (PDF 422KB / 12 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

Notice of Interment (PDF 604KB / 2 pages)

If you require further information or advice you can contact us using the bereavement services enquiry form.