REGULATIONS IN RESPECT OF THE BURIAL GROUND IN BURRINGTON                                                                          

These regulations are pursuant to the Provision of Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977 (No. 204) and are effective from 1 June 2007.

The fees, payments and sums set out below shall apply where the person to be interred is a Parishioner of Burrington. A Parishioner is a person who resided in the Parish of Burrington immediately prior to death or was in residence for a period of five years during their lifetime.

Fees from 1st April 2015 are shown below:

BURIALS      

£           

Purchase of Exclusive Right of Burial (ERB) for a period of 99 years 

100.00

First Internment                                                                                            

60.00

Re-opening (second interment)                                                        

60.00

 

 

CREMATIONS

 

Purchase of ERB for period of 99 years                                                

 70.00

First interment of ashes                                                                            

50.00

Re-opening (second interment)                                                             

50.00

Scatter Ashes

60.00

 

 

MEMORIALS

 

First inscription on headstone or tablet                                                   

70.00

Second inscription                                                                             

25.00

 

 

The agreed dimensions of memorials are as follows:-

 

Headstone  not exceeding:      

 

Height

75cms  (2’6”)

Width

75cms  (2’6”)

Depth 

30cms  (1’)

Tablet     

30cms x 45cms (12”x18”)

 

The use of marble in the construction of memorials is prohibited.

In addition to the above charges, there will be a Clerk’s fee of £10.

 

Procedure

  1. On the occurrence of a death, a completed Notice of Interment must be sent to the Clerk together with the appropriate fee. Copies are available from the Clerk.

  2. The fees quoted above are for Parishioners of Burrington and are doubled for past residents  of less than 5 years or those with close family connections or regular worshippers of Holy Trinity Church, Burrington.

  3. The fees are trebled for those with no connection to Burrington Parish.

  4. The digging of the grave is not included in the above fees. Any surplus soil must be removed from the cemetary, the grave must be levelled and the turf reinstated.

  5. Any monument must have the prior approval of the Parish Council before being erected. The fee plus a plan showing the design, size and inscription should be sent to the Clerk. Responsibility for any erected monument lies with the plot owner and headstones may be subject to the “topple test” on a regular basis. No portraits or embellishments will be allowed.

  6. Receipts for all monies received will be issued and the Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial will be sent to the purchaser after being signed by the Chairperson.

  7. The Parish Council has the right to refuse burial in the Churchyard and their decision is final.