Burials

The Town Council holds the burials records of every internment in the Cemetery dating from 1860 and members of the public are welcome to view these records to research family history, or to request a search of these records by the Town Council, for which at the discretion of the Town Clerk a fee may be charged.

Fixed and settled by the South Molton Town Council pursuant to Section 15 of the Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977; to take effect from the first day of April 2016 (until further notice)

The fees, payments and charges set out below apply where the person to be interred, or in respect of whom the right is granted, is, or immediately before death was, an inhabitant of South Molton, or in the case of a still­born child, where one of the parents is, or at the time of the interment was, such an inhabitant or parishioner. In all other cases all fees, payments and charges in respect of interments will be doubled.

Chapel of Rest

A coffin placed in the Chapel of Repose, per day or part thereof, including a service.
£46

Internments*

As all digging and works (including vaults) is arranged by undertakers, no charge is made in respect of same by the Council. Administration fee, payable in respect of all interments.
£46

*Notes on Internments: Gravedigging is carried out by the undertaker’s staff, and all expenses of same are met by the undertaker. The undertaker/funeral director must obtain a burial order from the Town Council offices during opening hours at The Amory Centre, 125 East Street, South Molton BEFORE commencing any work.

Exclusive Rights of Burial

Includes the right to place a vase on the grave (vase not to exceed 2’ 6” in height)

For a period of 30 years:

In an earthen grave 4 feet x 4 feet
£227

For a period of 30 years:

In an earthen grave 8 feet x 4 feet
£262

Burial of Cremated Remains

In an earthen grave 3 feet x 2 feet
£115

For Repurchase

Of any site following expiration of 30 years period
£115

Cremations

Common Grave

Burial of cremated remains in a previously used common grave
£72

Purchased Grave

Burial of cremated remains in a previously used purchased grave
£54

Walled Graves and Vaults

For the right to construct and for the exclusive right of burial in:

A Walled Grave

4 feet x 4 feet
£300

A Walled Grave

8 feet x 8 feet
£382

A Vault

8 feet x 8 feet
£382

A Vault

8 feet x 12 feet
£554

Monuments, Gravestones, Tablets and Inscriptions

For the right to erect or place over a grave or vault, in respect of which an Exclusive right of burial HAS been granted:

A Headstone

Not to exceed 2’ 6” in height (excluding any base below ground level) plus all inscriptions
£121

Tomb or Sepulchre

The dimensions of which shall be first authorised in writing by the Council (including inscriptions)
£187

A Tablet

On any grave or vault (including inscriptions)
£99

Additional Inscription

To an existing memorial
£60

Before removing any headstones from a grave or vault, seven days notice shall be given to the Town Council. No curbs or surrounds will be permitted on any grave.
All memorials, vases and tablets shall be inscribed with the number of the grave which can be obtained from the Register of Burials kept in the Town Council Offices.

For the right to erect or place over a grave or vault, in respect of which an Exclusive right of burial HAS NOT been granted:

A Vase with the Inscription Thereon

Of a size not exceeding 7” square at the base and a height not exceeding 5”
£85

In any case where the vase exceeds the above measurements either at the base or in height, the Council will require the purchase of the exclusive right of burial and payment of the appropriate fee.

Garden of Rest

Includes the right to place a vase on the grave (vase not to exceed 2’ 6” in height)

Erect or Place on the wall

A white marble plaque measuring 9” x 6″
£121

Scatter Remains

In the Garden of Rest
£46

Additional Inscription

To an existing plaque
£60

Gravedigging

Gravedigging may only take place between sunrise and sunset on Mondays to Saturdays, a burial order having first been obtained at the Town Council offices and all fees paid. Burial orders will not be issued at any other time or place. Burials may take place at any time Monday to Saturday (within the above limits) But the Cemetery Chapel will not be available outside of normal working hours or on Saturdays.

Genealogical Research

Please note that at the Town Clerk’s discretion a charge may be applied for Council staff carrying out any research of the burial records for an individual.