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 2016 to 31 March 2017
|Preparing grave (up to double depth of two metres) including dressing||£600|
|Treble depth (where permitted, please inquire||£645|
|Interment or scattering (under turf) of cremated remains||£175|
|Interment of a child older than one month but less than 12 years||£80|
|Interment of still born child or of a child less that one month old||No fee|
|Use of cemetery Chapel of Rest||£56|
|Use of grass matting at graveside (included in burial fee above)||£40|
|Exclusive Right of Burial: standard size earthen grave||£600|
|In a space set apart for interment of cremated remains||£240|
|Small grave specifically allocated for child under 12 years||£61|
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||£60|
|Flat tablet occupying a superficial area 450mm by 450mm||£92|
|Stone vase in lieu of a headstone||£92|
|Transfer of ownership of Exclusive Right of Burial||£44|
The fees listed above are doubled if they relate to a non-inhabitant of the district. Please check with the office to confirm.
South Lakeland does not have a crematorium. The nearest are situated at Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness.
Lancaster and Morecambe Crematorium
Powder House Lane
Telephone: 01524 848394 or 01524 389990
Barrow (Thorncliffe) Crematorium
Telephone: 01229 876542
Links to the relevant application forms for memorials and burials are below: