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Crematoria and Burial Charges from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024

Cremations

Type of cremation 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Baby under 1 year (Medical Referee fee will apply) £20 £20
Child under 18 years (Medical Referee fee will apply) £20 £20
Cremation (includes a Medical Referee and Mercury Abatement charge)    £920 £920
Direct cremation (8.45am only) 1 per day (Monday to Friday) £635 £635
Fee for cancelled cremation arrangements £284 £284
To extend a cremation service £142 £142

 

Containers available VAT 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Urns- wooden - (not supplied as part of cremation package) Cremated Remains Container Plus VAT £82 £99
Urns- metal - (not supplied as part of cremation package) Cremated Remains Container Plus VAT £47 £56
Scatter tubes - (not supplied as part of cremation package) Cremated Remains Children Plus VAT £0 £20
Scatter tubes - (not supplied as part of cremation package) Cremated Remains Adult Plus VAT £23 £27

Memorials - Blyth Crematorium

Options for memorials 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Supply & install a bronze memorial plaque to be placed in the Garden of Remembrance (includes 10 year lease) £729 £875
Memorial plaque in the book of remembrance room at Blyth Crematorium (includes 10 year lease) £364 £437

 

Entry in the book of remembrance at Blyth Crematorium. Permanent inscription.  VAT 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Book of remembrance - 2 line entry Plus VAT £82 £99
Book of remembrance - 3 line entry Plus VAT £105 £126
Book of remembrance - 4 line entry Plus VAT £116 £140
Book of remembrance - 5 line entry Plus VAT £121 £146
Book of remembrance - 6 line entry Plus VAT £143 £171

 

Additional illustration - Flower, Coat of Arms or Badge (only available with a minimum of four line entry in the book of remembrance) VAT 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Book of remembrance - incorporating illustration/badge Plus VAT £121 £146
Book of remembrance - incorporating coat of arms Plus VAT £135 £162

 

Miniature book of remembrance - (for family to keep at home) VAT 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Miniature book of remembrance - 2 lines Plus VAT £105 £126
Miniature book of remembrance - 4 lines Plus VAT £128 £153
Miniature book of remembrance - 6 lines Plus VAT £139 £167
Memorial Cards - 2 lines Plus VAT £30 £36
Memorial Cards - 3 lines Plus VAT £37 £45
Memorial Cards - 4 lines Plus VAT £45 £55
Memorial Cards - 5 lines Plus VAT £59 £71
Memorial Cards - 6 lines Plus VAT £67 £80
Additional line (Book of rem, cards and mini book) Plus VAT £33 £39

 

Additional illustration - Flower, Coat of Arms or Badge (only available with a four line plus entry ) VAT 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Book of remembrance - incorporating illustration/badge Plus VAT £121 £146
Book of remembrance - incorporating coat of arms Plus VAT £135 £162

Audio Music Charges (Only available at Blyth Crematorium/ Cowpen Cemetery)

Charges for Audio & Video
Recordings of a Service 

VAT 2023/2024
Resident Fee
2023/2024 
Non Resident
Video recording supplied on DVD - (First or only copy) Plus VAT £49 £59
as above with visual tribute Plus VAT £64 £76
Subsequent Copies Plus VAT £25 £31
Downloadable MP4 Video file Plus VAT £40 £48
Downloadable MP4 Video file with Visual Tribute Plus VAT £50 £60

 

Charges for the Preparation of Visual Tributes  VAT 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Single still image Plus VAT £18 £22
Slide show up to 25 images & NO music Plus VAT £41 £50
for every additional 25 images & NO music Plus VAT £55 £66
Slide show up to 25 images WITH MUSIC Plus VAT £74 £89
for every additional 25 images WITH MUSIC Plus VAT £100 £120
Family video file Plus VAT £30 £36
URGENT SERVICE order for tributes received after the 48hr cut-off period are subject to an additional fee Plus VAT £124 £149
URGENT SERVICE order for Web-cast received after the 24hr cut-off period are subject to an additional fee Plus VAT £49 £59

 

Charges for Webcasting a Service  VAT 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Webcast Setup & Administration Plus VAT £50 £60
DVD Containing webcast (First Copy Only) Plus VAT £49 £59
Subsequent Copies Plus VAT £25 £31

Burial

Weekday Burial 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Stillborn £0 £0
Child under 18 years £0 £278
Adult Grave - single depth £1,079 £1,294
Adult Grave - double depth (by request and only if available) £1,159 £1,391
Adult Grave - triple depth (by request and only if available)  £1,191 £1,429
Cremated remains of any person  £318 £382
Body parts £318 £382
Scattering of ashes- accompanied (by appointment) £182 £218
Fee for a cancelled burial after grave preparation (also applies to cremated remains graves) £342 £410
Use of any NCC chapel (prior to burial) per 20 minutes service  £142 £170

 

Saturday Burial 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Stillborn £211 £253
Child under 18 years £401 £481
Adult grave - single depth £1,627 £1,952
Adult grave - double depth (by request and only if available) £1,750 £2,100
Adult grave - triple depth (by request and only if available) £1,869 £2,243
Cremated remains of any person £439 £527
Body parts £439 £527
Scattering of ashes - accompanied (by appointment) £227 £273
Use of any NCC chapel (prior to burial) per 45 minute slot £142 £170

 

Cowpen Cemetery Only 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Burial of Cremated remains including bronze memorial plaque £1,047 £1,257
Burial of Cremated remains including bronze memorial plaque (Saturday burial) £1,168 £1,402

 

WOODLAND BURIAL - Only Available at Fairmoor Cemetery 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Adult Fee Burial only - single depth (Woodland Burial only) £1,079 £1,294
Adult Fee Burial only (Saturday fee) - single depth (Woodland only) £1,627 £1,952
Adult Grave single depth (includes purchase of exclusive right of burial for 50 years). £2,218 £2,661
Adult Grave single depth with tree (includes purchase of exclusive right of burial for 50 years). £2,336 £2,804

 

Purchase of Excl. Right of Burials (50 years) 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Stillborn/Baby under 1 year £0 £465
Child under 18 years £471 £565
Adult Grave - single depth £1,139 £1,367
Adult Grave - double depth - (if available) £1,191 £1,429
Adult Grave - triple depth by request - (if available) £1,338 £1,606
Cremated Remains of any person £421 £506
Cremated Remains Grave out of rotation  £522 £627
Grave out of Rotation (any depth excluding cremated remains grave)  £1,408 £1,690
Right to construct a vault grave 4ft width £2,580 £3,096
Exclusive Right of Burial Deed transfer fee  £48 £48

Memorials - All NCC Cemeteries

Types of memorials VAT 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Additional inscription None £88 £106
Replace or renovate existing memorial (with no amendments) None £39 £47
Replacement memorial with amended/added inscription Permit Fee None £128 £153
Memorial permit fee for graves without concrete foundation plinths None £38 £45
Memorial with foundation base Plus VAT £439 £526
Vase 6" x 6" Permit Fee - no base None £37 £45
Vase 6" x 6" Permit Fee - with base Plus VAT £106 £127
Vase foundation Permit Fee (Vase not exceeding 12" in height and 18" sq base) Plus VAT £254 £305
Half kerb set Permit Fee None £110 £132
Kerb set full grave Permit Fee None £219 £262
Supply & install a bronze memorial plaque (includes 10 year lease) None £729 £875

 

Memorials - Miscellaneous VAT 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Memorial bench including plaque and 10 year lease (Recycled Plastic) Plus VAT POA POA
Sandringham Memorial bench including plaque and 10 year lease Plus VAT POA POA
Additional memorial plaque on memorial seat (10 year lease) None POA POA
Memorial plaque on communal memorial seat (10 year lease) None POA POA
Renewal of all 10 year leases (seats, trees, roses, wall plaques) None £293 £352
Refurbishment of a bronze memorial plaque None £49 £59
Search of cemetery or crematorium records None £67 £67
Certified extract from register of cremations None £57 £57
Certified copy of an entry in register of burials None £57 £57
Request for probe of an existing grave None £57 £68

Disinterment and / or re-burial

Disinterment and / or re-burial 2023/2024 Resident Fee 2023/2024 Non Resident
Disinterment and/or re burial - Price on application POA POA


Definition of Resident/Non Resident
Resident fees & charges apply to anyone permanently residing within the boundaries of the county at the time of their death e.g. in their home or in a residential/nursing home. Non Resident fees & charges apply to anyone who wanted to be buried or cremated in a county council premises but who, at the time of their death was living at a permanent address external to the county boundaries. The Head of Neighbourhood Services has the authority to apply discretion when necessary in cases that do not fit easily into the above case.

Contact Details

Northumberland County Council South East area are responsible for:

  • Bedlington Cemetery
  • Blyth Links Cemetery
  • Cowpen Cemetery
  • Cresswell
  • Holy Trinity Churchyard
  • Lynemouth Cemetery
  • Mayfield Cemetery
  • North Seaton Cemetery
  • St Nicholas Cemetery
  • St Paul's Cemetery
  • St Peter's Cemetery

Bereavement Services
Cowpen Cemetery
Cowpen Road
Blyth
Northumberland
NE24 5SZ

01670 620405

Northumberland County Council Castle Morpeth area are responsible for:

  • Chevington Old Cemetery
  • Chevington Cemetery
  • Fairmoor Cemetery
  • Pegswood Cemetery
  • St Mary's Cemetery
  • St Mary's Churchyard

Bereavement Services
Coopies Lane Depot
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 6JT

01670 621250

Northumberland County Council North Northumberland Area are responsible for:

  • Berwick upon Tweed Cemetery
  • Tweedmouth Cemetery

Bereavement Services
Northumberland Road
Berwick upon Tweed
TD15 2AS

01670 620490



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