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Funeral costs for Christchurch Cemetery

Fees and charges for Christchurch Cemetery for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

Opening hours

Christchurch Cemetery is located in Jumpers Road. The cemetery office is at the Civic Offices, Bridge Street.

Opening hours
1 April to 31 May 9am - 5.30pm
1 June to 30 September 9am - 7.30pm
1 October to 31 March 9am - 4.30pm

Funeral costs 

If the deceased person wasn't a resident of Christchurch, burial costs are doubled. If they were a resident of Christchurch and left less than two years ago, the standard cost applies.


Burial costs
Stillborn or up to one month old No charge
Child between one month and 12 years £142
Adults or over 12 years old:
At 5 feet depth £423
At 7 feet depth £461
At 9 feet depth £518

Cremated remains in casket (at 4 ft)


Ashes: not in casket interred below surface (not scattered)


Cremation graves

Cremation graves costs
Purchase of grave and first burial £425
Additional burials of caskets (up to 4) £104

Use of chapel

Use of chapel costs
Use of chapel for service £53

Purchase of right of burial

Exclusive right of burial for 50 years in earthen grave.

Purchase of right of burial costs
Child's grave (up to age 12) £200
Adult unselected lawn £450
Adult selected (part of old cemetery) £849
Pre-purchase premium or reservation fee £79

Headstones and memorials

Memorials can be erected on graves which have exclusive rights of burial. 

You must get permission from the council before you erect a memorial.

Contact us with exact details of the construction of the memorial, the method of erection and the inscription. See Christchurch Cemetery Regulations for more information.

Costs for permission to erect memorials

Costs for permission to erect memorials
Flat stone, not enclosed by kerb or border and not exceeding 7ft by 3ft (2.1m by 0.9m) £198

Headstone, foot stone, cross or book memorial etc

Kerbstones or border stones enclosing a space and not exceeding 7ft by 3ft (9m by 2.1m)   £127
Kerbstones or border stones exceeding size as in (iii), a fee is payable for each additional space £107
To add additional inscription to existing memorial £48
Vase not exceeding 1ft (300mm) in height £40

Certificates and record searches

We hold records of burials at Christchurch cemetery dating from 1 January 1858. There is a charge for searching the records:

Certificates and record searches costs
Copy of deed of grant £36 inc VAT
Copy of page in burial register £36 inc VAT
Search with a definite date

£36 inc VAT

Search with no definite date

£59 inc VAT

Other search hourly rate £36 inc VAT

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