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Cemetery charges

High Wycombe cemetery charges

Prices from 1 April 2020.

Fees quoted are for High Wycombe town residents. Fees are doubled for non-residents and are displayed in brackets below.

Adult interments
ItemFee
Purchase right of burial £771 (£1542)
Interment fee (single or double depth) £343 (£686)
Bricked graves/vaults Actual cost plus £50
Interment in a chamber £1023 (cost includes interment fee and chamber)
Exhumation charges Actual costs
Additional charge for caskets and over sized coffins £160
 
Cremated remains
ItemFee
Purchase right of burial £450 (£900)
Interment fee £181 (£362)

Scattering of cremated remains is not permitted.

Previous residential claim

A period of High Wycombe residence must include a period immediately prior to the move to a permanent care/nursing home outside the town.

The length of qualifying time for eligibility as a resident will be calculated as 10 per cent of the total period or periods of High Wycombe town residence.

Documental evidence will be required to support any claim of previous residency.

The Cemetery Officer will advise on any residential claim.

Previous residential claim
Total number of years residencyPeriod allowed outside the town
1 year 1 month
5 years 6 months
10 years 12 months
15 years 18 months
20 years 24 months
30 years 36 months
40 years 48 months

Weekday short notice burials

Weekday burials will be accommodated at short notice where possible through the management of stock graves, there will be no additional fee for weekday short notice burials where they can be reasonably accommodated. The provision of "chamber" graves may require 24 hours notice and in the case of vaults a minimum of five full working days.

Saturday funerals

There will be an additional interment charge of £280 for all Saturday burials, including cremated remains.

Memorials

Memorial fees
 Item Fee
 Right to erect a Headstone or kerb set on an adult grave  £206
 Right to erect a Headstone on a child grave  £101
 Right to erect tablet or vase (Ashes plots)  £101
Right to place an inscription after the first  £39

Other fees

Other fees
ItemFee
Transfer of Rights £26
Certified copy of entry records £26
Replacement Deed of Grant £26

Grave maintenance

Grave maintenance
ItemFee
Normal £55

All grave maintenance fees are exclusive of VAT at the current rate.

Grave turfing and grave planting will be charged full cost of the work.

Snowdrop Garden and child arrangements

The cremated remains of children up to the age of 14 and infants up to the age of 3 can be buried in the Snowdrop Garden

There are no charges made within the Snowdrop Garden, (this includes purchase, interment and memorial fees).

Children up to the age of 16 in the cemetery

Children up to the age of 16 in the cemetery
ItemFee
Purchase of the right of burial £386
Interment (up to the age of 16 is free) £0

Grave reservation - currently suspended

Grave reservation
ItemFee
Initial reservation fee £50 admin fee, plus £180 fee for first year's maintenance.
The maintenance fee is pro-rated from the reservation date until the following January at £15.00 a month.
Annual charge £178, charged annually to keep the grave space reserved.
Metal Frame Internment in a metal frame £1250 (cost includes interment fee and metal frame).