Bereavement Service Scale of Charges

From 1 April 2016

Cheques or Postal orders to be made payable to Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

You can also pay by debit card.

Crematoria

Cremation

Fees for residents
Infant (up to 1 month) Free
Child (exceeding 1 month but under 16 years) £150
Adult (no service, delivery only) before 8.50am or at the discretion of the Bereavement Services Manager £410
Adult (service) before 10am £550
Adult (service) from 10am up to and including 2.40pm £620
Cremation Surcharge after 2.40pm up to and including 4.40pm (subject to staff availability) £70

Saturday morning cremations may be arranged with the Bereavement Services Manager, if sufficient members of staff are available to provide the service.

Please note: should a Saturday cremation be accepted the latest time is 10.30am

£1000
Environmental Levy (not charged up to and including 16 years) £52
Medical Referee fee for cremation £22
40 minutes pre-booked service time extension (extended booking) £100
Administration fee to process late Cremation paperwork (i.e. forms that are received after 10am 2 clear working days before the proposed cremation) £30
Life membership certificates of the Cremation Society are accepted subject to the balance of costs, if any being met from the estate of the deceased.  

Cremated Remains

Fees for residents
Burial or strewing of ashes in crematorium grounds if cremated within the district, family or representative not present Free
If cremated within the district and family or representative present £135
If cremated elsewhere £135
Placing of ashes in existing Niche at Scholemoor Crematorium £135

Package and dispatch of ashes to any address in Great Britain

Price on application

Book of Remembrance

Fees for residents
Badges, Crests, Coat of Arms £155**
Two Line Inscription £90**
Five Line Inscription £125**
Eight Line Inscription £155**

Miniature Book

£100**
Memorial Card £50**

Kerb Plaques / Cremated Remains Memorial Vaults /
Sanctum 2000

Fees for residents
Black Granite Desktop Kerb (10 year lease) £375**
Black Granite Desktop Kerb renewal (10 year lease) £187.50**
Pedestal Plaque Scholemoor/Nab Wood/Oakworth (10 year lease) £60
Pedestal Plaque renewal (10 year lease) £30

Granite Wall plaque Snowdrop Garden baby and young infant area (10 year lease)

£150**
Granite Wall Plaque Renewal Snowdrop Garden Baby and Young Infant Area (5 year lease) £75
Granite Wall Plaque – Garden of Rest (Scholemoor Only) (10 year lease) £275
Granite Wall Plaque renewal – Garden of Rest (Scholemoor Only) (10 year lease) £137.50
Granite Kerb Plaque (Nab Wood & Oakworth only) (10 year lease) £275
Granite Kerb Plaque renewal (Nab Wood & Oakworth only) (10 year lease) £137.50
Black Granite Wall Plaque (Queensbury Only) (10 year lease) £350 to £530 **
Black Granite Wall Plaque renewal (Queensbury Only) (10 year lease) £175
Black Granite Memorial Tower Plaque (10 Year Lease) £295 **
Black Granite Memorial Tower Plaque renewal (10 Year Lease) £147.50
Black Granite Wall Plaque Renewal (Queensbury Only) (10 year lease) £152.50
Sanctum 2000 memorial vault/cremated remains memorial vault (25 year lease) including plaque with 80 letter inscription and first interment £750
Second placement of Cremated Remains in memorial vault with additional inscription of 80 letters (room on tablet permitting) £180
Replacement plaque for Sanctum 2000 or Cremated Remains memorial vault with 80 letters £200
Additional Lettering over and above 80 letter inscription (per letter) (Max of 243 letters) £3
Wooden Cremated Remains Casket Price on application **
Cremated remains memorial vault 10 year renewal lease (only available when original lease has expired) £396

Cemeteries

Grants of Right

Burial Grant for 100 years Fees for residents
Single grave space Class 1 (pathside) £1120
Single grave space Class 2 (others) £965
Half grave space (for coffins under 3ft in length) Class 1 (pathside) £620
Half grave space (for coffins under 3ft in length) Class 2 (other) £460

Cremated remains plots (for burial of ashes) for up to 2 sets only

£500
Cremated remains plots (for burial of ashes) 4 sets only. Not available in all cemeteries £655

Memorial Grants of Right

Fees for residents
Memorials Right (maximum period 100 years) for the right to erect or place upon a grave for which exclusive right for burial has been acquired a grave stone or other memorial. £145
Additional tablet for existing memorial or Head Border Kerb set £70
Full Kerb Set (material must be same as existing headstone £145
Permit charge for a re-inscription of a grave stone or other memorial £50

Interments

Fees for residents
Interment in stillborn and young infant communal grave for which Exclusive Rights of burial have not been granted £80
Interment Fees for residents for graves which Exclusive Rights of burial have been granted
Fees for residents
Half grave space excavating up to 4ft 6” deep (for coffin under 3ft in length) £375
excavating up to 4ft 6” deep (grave for one) £715
excavating up to 6ft 0” deep (grave for two) £805
excavating up to 7ft 6” deep (grave for three) * £930
excavating up to 9ft 0” deep (grave for four) * £1010
* it is not possible to excavate to these depths in all cemetery sections because of ground conditions. In some cemeteries graves will be sold for opening to maximum 6ft (grave for two) only  
Reopen brick grave or vault £715
Cremated Remains interment £175
Cremated Remains Interment Saturday (burials only by arrangement with the Bereavement Services Manager. If sufficient members of staff are available to provide the service.) Latest burial time, if accepted, is 11am £525
Woodland Burial (Thornton Cemetery only) £1615
Saturday Burials

 

Saturday burials only by arrangement with the Bereavement
Services Manager. If sufficient members of staff are available to provide the service. Double Charges apply to all interments on
Saturday.

Additional charges

Addition charges for walling earth grave to surface for which exclusive right of burial have been granted. This charge must be made in conjunction with the interment fee.

Fees for residents
Walling of earth grave to surface up to 6ft 0” deep £1950
Walling of earth grave to surface up to 9ft 0” deep (maximum) £2670


A burial will be accepted at short notice if all the documentation is produced with immediate effect and if it is possible to facilitate the request, bearing in mind the existing workload. The additional charge for short notice – 50% of interment charge. This fee will apply to

  • Less than 72 hours notice for a lined grave
  • Less than 48 hours notice for an earth grave
  • Less than 24 hours notice for a cremated remains grave.

Memorials

Funeral Directors should arrange for a Monumental Mason to undertake all work on memorials, Headstones, Border Stones removal only (excluding liability)

Use of Chapel

 

Fees for residents
Use of crematorium chapels for a burial or memorial service
Scholemoor, Nab Wood and Oakworth
£145

Miscellaneous

Fees for residents
Administration fee to process late Interment paperwork (i.e. forms that are received after 10.00 am 2 clear working days before the proposed interment) £30
Lining grave to coffin height in existing lined grave £705
Cremation or Burial certificate £38
Genealogical Search (where date of death not known) £80**
Genealogical Search (where date of death not known and before 2002) per person £15 **
Genealogical Search (where date of death known 2002 onwards) per person £5 **
Monthly fee for holding cremated remains after 1 month £56
Memorial seat Price on application**

Out of Borough

 

  1. An additional 50% of the interment fee will be charged if the person to be interred has not been previously been a resident of the Bradford Metropolitan District.
  2. An additional 50% of the Exclusive Right fee will be charged for a new grave unless the deceased has been a resident of the Bradford Metropolitan District.
  3. If within 2 years the owner of the Exclusive right request a transfer of ownership to someone living outside the Metropolitan District, the additional charge will be payable in addition to the fee for endorsement of the transfer.

Note: The facilities shown are not available at all cemeteries and crematoria.

Where the headstone exceeds the maximum permitted height, breadth or width, the fee for the grant of rights will be double the list price.

VAT will be charged on all exhumations.