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Cemeteries

Burial charges (2020/2021)

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Everyone must pay a burial fee, unless it says that the fee won't be charged. You can find out more in the 'Burial charges' section below.

Buying a grave is an extra cost on top of the burial fee. You can find out more in the 'Buying a grave (exclusive right of burial)' section below.

We also use the word 'interment' on this page, which is just another word for burial.

Prices do not include VAT. We do not charge VAT on burials.

Burial charges

All charges below are for burials taking place Monday to Friday.

The following services are included in the burial fee:

  1. the use of grass mats
  2. all employee charges

Burial fees are listed for burials in purchased and unpurchased (public) graves for up to 2 burials. Remember, buying a grave is an extra cost on top of the burial fee. You can find out more in the 'Buying a grave (exclusive right of burial)' section below.

Service Cost

For foetal remains, a stillborn baby or a baby up to one month old

We do not charge this fee if this is booked through a funeral director or directly with us

£20

For a child between one month and 18 years old

We do not charge this fee if this is booked through a funeral director or directly with us

No charge

For a person over 18 years old

£635

For body parts

£150

Where the grave is dug for more than 2 interments

£110 per each additional interment

Scatter of cremated remains in a grave below the turf, up to 1 foot deep

£70
Interment of cremated remains in an urn or casket at a 3 foot depth £150
Interment in a pre-purchased mausoleum chamber (fee includes bricking, rendering, and coffin tray) £645

Double interment: where the bodies of 2 members of one family are interred in a grave at the same time, the lesser burial fee will be halved

Burials outside normal hours

All charges are for burials taking place Monday to Friday. Contact us to find out about prices for burials on a Saturday.

The burials fees listed above will be doubled:

  1. for any interments on a Bank Holiday
  2. for any interments outside the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 9:30am to 3pm (2.30pm in winter)
Friday: 9:30am to 2:30pm (2pm in winter)
Saturday: 9:30am to 11am​

Buying a grave (exclusive right of burial)

Burial fees are extra - see the 'burial charges' section above.

Buying a grave is called buying the 'exclusive right of burial'. This means no one else will be buried in your grave unless you give permission. The right lasts for 100 years. The fees listed below include a Deed of Grant, which is a legal document proving you have the exclusive right of burial. There is space in the grave for one more burial, or burial of ashes. If you've bought a grave, we call it a 'purchased' grave. You have the right to put up a memorial on a purchased grave.

If you don't buy a grave, the burial will take place in a 'public grave'. In a public grave, you don't have any say in who else is buried there. Anyone can be buried in a public grave, even if they're not related to the person buried there first. This can happen from 14 years after the first person was buried. No one has the right to put a memorial on a public grave.

Whether or not you buy a grave, you can decide whether the burial is in a lawn grave or a traditional grave.

Service Cost

Full size grave in lawn or traditional section (for a Middlesbrough resident)

£995

Half-size grave for a child in traditional section only

No charge

Woodland grave and meadowland grave - single interment

£995

Woodland grave and meadowland grave - double interment

£1,325

A concrete vault in the Muslim section of Thorntree Cemetery

£1,200

Full size reused grave in Linthorpe Cemetery

£263

Half-size reused grave in Linthorpe Cemetery

£156

Transfer of exclusive right of burial

£42

Headstones, vases and monumental inscriptions

Subject to our Rules of Management and memorial specifications.

Service Cost

The right to erect a memorial between 12 inches and 24 inches in height

£90

The right to erect a headstone over 24 inches and up to 42 inches in height

£180

The right to erect a wooden cross

£60

The right to erect kerbstones on a traditional grave

£90

The right to erect a flower vase

£30

The right to have a second or subsequent inscription

£40

The right to erect a plastic headstone memorial (permitted for a period of 2 years after the first interment)

No charge

Woodland seat with 15 year lease

£1,750

Miscellaneous fees

Service Cost

Use of crematorium chapel for a memorial service before burial in a non-Middlesbrough Council cemetery

£131

Use of crematorium chapel for a memorial service before a burial in a Middlesbrough Council cemetery

£50

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