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Fees and Charges

 
   

Cemeteries

Interment (During normal working hours)

Adult (18 years of age or over) Depth for up to 2 burials. Does not include Exclusive Rights of Burial.  £740.00
Child up to 18 years of age (including still-born & NVF) Does not include Exclusive Rights of Burial. No charge
Additional fee for grave taken out of rotation £62.00 
Cremated remains in any grave £210.00 
Body part of child aged up to 18 years at time of death No charge
Late arrival for interment (charge for every 15 minutes)  £46.00

Interment (Outside of normal working hours)

After 2.00pm Mon-Fri £920.00
Weekends £1480.00

Non-resident interment charges

Non-resident surcharge will apply where the deceased is regarded as a non-resident of Gateshead (resided outside the Borough of Gateshead) at the time of their death unless the deceased had moved to receive specialist care which was not available in the Borough of Gateshead.

Interment (Deceased is Resident and Exclusive Right of Burial purchaser non-resident) £740.00 
Interment (Deceased non-resident and Exclusive Right of Burial purchaser resident)  £740.00
Interment (Deceased and Exclusive Right of Burial purchaser are both non-resident)  £1480.00

Exclusive rights of burial

Purchasing the Exclusive Rights of Burial gives the purchaser complete control over further burials in the grave (if space allows) and over any memorials that maybe placed on the grave (following submission of an application to Gateshead Council). The Exclusive Rights of Burial does not grant ownership of the grave. The period of the Exclusive Rights of Burial is 50 years.

Full grave £600.00
Cremated remains section £350.00
Children’s section grave £350.00
Purchased in advance by resident £600.00
Purchased in advance by non-resident £1200.00
On expiry of 50 years term - renewal of Exclusive Rights of Burial (additional 25 years) 50% of full fee

NOTE: ALL NEW GRAVES MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE TIME OF INTERMENT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF GRAVES FOR CHILDREN UP TO THE AGE OF 18 YEARS.

Cemetery memorials (application to be made to Gateshead Council)

Right to erect memorial £250.00 
Additional inscription on memorial £55.00
Replacement memorial £60.00
Right to place a vase, tablet or flower stand that is not fixed £25.00
Renovation (includes refixing, cleaning, repairing etc) £35.00 

Kerbstones/Border Sets

Approval for kerbstones/border sets is at the discretion of the Council and will only be allowed in designated sections.

Right to erect half kerbstones on lawn section (full burials only) £160.00 
Right to erect full kerbstones or border sets on specified graves. £320.00
Right to fix a horizontal (flat) plaque between kerbstones not exceeding 750mm x 750mm (30" x 30") £60.00

Cemeteries - miscellaneous charges

Coffin cover (replaces vaulted graves) £570.00
Exhumation (does not include reinterment/cremation fee) Actual cost
Transfer of Exclusive Rights of Burial £35.00
Use of chapel for burial or memorial service (Saltwell Cemetery, Garden House Cemetery, Birtley). Only if available - fee in addition to interment fee. £80.00
Service cancellation (less than 72 hours notice) £150.00

Crematoria 

Cremation

Adult (18 years of age or over)  £590.00 
Child (up to 18 years of age) Medical Referee fee only 
Medical Referee Fee (payable for all cremations) £35.00
Environmental surcharge £40.00
Non-resident surcharge* £35.00
Disposal in Garden of Remembrance of a person cremated elsewhere £55.00
Additional service time at Saltwell Crematorium only from 3rd June 2013. (An additional service time of 15 minutes can be requested but only for 12 noon and 3pm services.) £55.00

*Non-resident surcharge will apply where the deceased is regarded as a non-resident of Gateshead (resided outside the Borough of Gateshead) at the time of their death unless the deceased had moved to receive specialist care which was not available in the Borough of Gateshead.

Book of Remembrance

Each line of entry (entries must consist of either 2, 5 or 8 lines) £30.00
Emblem or Service badge £100.00 
Family crest or coat of arms £120.00
Token entry Actual cost + £30 admin fee

Other Memorials

Memorial wall plaque (for period of 10 years) £400.00 
Memorial kerb (for period of 10 years) £700.00
Memorial kerb - replacement plaque £180.00

Bereavement Services Miscellaneous Charges

Family search (searches for children, siblings, parents and grandparents are free). All other searches will be charged. Search fee is for one name, one location) £30.00
Dignified disposal of body parts 50% of appropriate fee
Grave location (appointment with member of staff on site to locate grave. Graves for children, siblings, parents and grandparents are free). All other grave locations will be charged.  £30.00
Memorial bench in cemetery or crematorium (without need for base preparation) for period of 10 years* £1300.00
Memorial bench in cemetery or crematorium (with the need for base preparation) for period of 10 years* £2000.00
Memorial cast iron plaque on existing seat in Saltwell Park (10 years duration)* £520.00
Memorial cast iron plaque on existing seat in Saltwell Park (for the lifetime of the seat)* £800.00
Memorial benches – replacement or additional plaque

£180.00

*Please note terms and conditions on memorial bench application form

Contact Us

Bereavement Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH
Tel: 0191 433 3815  or 0191 433 3816 or 0191 433 3811
Email: cemeteriesandcrematoria@gateshead.gov.uk|

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