GENERAL INFORMATION

It is preferred that interments are made between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays (Monday – Friday inclusive), however applications for burial outside these times will be considered by Henfield Parish Council on application, giving reasonable notice.

The Minister’s fees should be agreed directly with the Minister concerned.

Fees for digging a grave should be agreed directly with the Funeral Directors, or a grave digger approved by the Parish Council.

 

PLOT SIZES

In respect of earthen graves for which the Exclusive Right of Burial is granted the plot shall measure 274cm x 122cm [9ft x 4ft]

In respect of cremated remains (in an area specifically reserved for such) the plot shall measure 61cm x 75cm [2ft x 2ft 6 inches]

Fees are fixed and settled under Section 214 and Schedule 26 of the Local Government Act 1972.

Fees are payable in two stages: on purchase of the Exclusive Right of Burial, and on interment.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHT OF BURIAL (plot purchase) is the grant by Henfield Parish Council to the Grantee and his/her successors-in-title of the exclusive right of burial in the grave space purchased for the purpose of burial only. This document is important and we recommend it is kept securely.

Fees are in two categories and apply from 1st October 2017:

 

CEMETERY REGULATIONS

1. No burials are permitted on Sundays, Christmas Day, Good Friday or Bank Holidays.

2. Memorials (i.e. Monuments, Gravestones, Tablets and memorial inscriptions) may only be installed by permission of Henfield Parish Council and designs must be submitted for approval and fees paid prior to erection. No memorial, of whatever description, will be permitted into the Cemetery or permitted to be erected, except on condition that such memorials once erected shall remain the owner’s sole responsibility.

All monuments, graves and vaults are to be kept in repair by the owner of the Exclusive Rights of Burial. The Council reserves to itself, by the appropriate Acts entrusted to it, the right to dismantle to ground level any monument which is allowed to fall into disrepair.

3. Under the Burial Acts the regulations permit non-purchased graves to be re-used fourteen years after the burial of a person above the age of twelve, and eight years after the burial of a child below twelve years of age.

4. The only furniture allowed is a gravestone or tablet. The placing on graves of wrought-iron railings, balustrades, wire fences, screens, wooden memorials and kerbstones is prohibited.

5. No memorial or flower receptacle or any other article, plant, tree or shrubs whatsoever shall be placed on or in the grave other than the memorial tablet and cut flower receptacle, hereinafter referred to.

For the holding of flowers, one receptacle not exceeding 20cm [8 inches] in width

All other queries to be addressed to the Clerk

 

MONUMENTS AND TABLETS

The fees shown are for the installation and first inscription.

An application form must be completed for the installation of all headstones and tablets and submitted to Henfield Parish Council Office prior to installation.

  1. () Headstone not exceeding 76 cm [2ft 6 inches] in height £62
  2. () Tablet not exceeding 38cm x 25cm [15 inches x 10 inches] £50

For each extra inscription after the first, a fee of £12 is payable)

 

MEMORIAL WALL

A Memorial Wall for plaques in memory of deceased relatives and friends is at the north end of the Cemetery. An application form can be obtained from the Parish Council Offices – the fee includes engraving and installation of the plaque.

Memorial Wall Plaque: £190

Additional inscription on existing plaque £ 12

 

RESIDENTS

Where the person to be interred, or in respect of whom the right is granted is or, immediately before his/her death, was an inhabitant or parishioner of the Parish of Henfield; or in the case of a stillborn child where the parents (or one of them) are at the time of interment inhabitants or parishioners of the Parish of Henfield:

 

PART 1 Exclusive Right of Burial

Full sized plot £400

Plot in specific Cremated Remains Area £120

The Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial is valid for 50 years from the date of purchase.

 

PART 2 Interment - Coffin

An application form must be completed for all interments and submitted to Henfield Parish Council Office prior to interment.

(i) Of the body of a stillborn child, or of a child whose age at time of death did not exceed one month £nil

(ii) Of the body of a child whose age at time of death exceeded one year but did not exceed 12 years £120

(iii) Of the body of a person whose age at time of death exceeded 12 years £400

 

PART 3 Interment - Cremated Remains

(i) Interment in full sized plot £120

(ii) For interment of cremated remains in the area specifically reserved for cremated remains £120

 

NON-RESIDENTS

 

Where the person to be interred, or in respect of whom the right is granted, is not an inhabitant or parishioner of the Parish of Henfield; or in the case of a stillborn child where, at the time of interment, neither parent is an inhabitant or parishioner of the Parish of Henfield:

 

PART 1 Exclusive Right of Burial

Full sized plot £800

Plot in the specific Cremated Remains Area £240

 

PART 2 Interment – Coffin

(i) Of the body of a stillborn child, or of a child whose age at time of death did not exceed one month £nil

(ii) Of the body of a child whose age at time of death exceeded one year but did not exceed 12 years £240

(iii) Of the body of a person whose age at time of death exceeded 12 years £800

 

PART 3 Interment - Cremated Remains

(ii) Interment in full sized plot £240

(ii) For interment of cremated remains in the area specifically reserved for cremated remains £240

 

 

 

 

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