Buying a grave or cremated remains plot

When you buy a grave or cremated remains plot, you are buying an exclusive right of burial grant, not the land itself. This means that you lease the land for a set number of years.

After you have paid the required fee we’ll issue the grant of exclusive rights of burial (deed). The grant will show the:

  • name of the purchaser
  • grave number
  • how many years the exclusive right of burial is for

The exclusive right of burial includes the right to have a memorial installed on the grave. Headstones can be ordered from a funeral director or stonemason who will apply for a permit on your behalf, the permit application will need to meet the cemetery specifications which are available on request. The headstone then needs to be fitted by a stonemason that is BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) registered.  

If the death has occurred

If the death has occurred and you want to purchase a full grave please visit a funeral director.

Cremated remains plots can also be reserved at all 3 cemeteries:

  • Robin Hood
  • Widney Manor
  • Woodlands

If the death has not occurred

If the death has not occurred, you can only reserve a full grave at Widney Manor Cemetery.

How do I apply?

You can apply to reserve a grave or cremated remains plot. 

Reserve a grave or cremated remains plot

When we have received your application we will take a non-refundable deposit. Deposits can be paid by credit or debit card.

When we have received your deposit payment we will reserve the next available grave or plot in the cemetery for you.

Selections are made at the discretion of the Cemetery Manager and you cannot select a grave or plot of your own choice.

We will telephone you or email you with your grave or plot number and we will temporarily reserve it for 30 days to give you time to decide if you are happy with it.

If you do not contact us before your 30 day reservation expires we will contact you to confirm that we have cancelled it and we will retain your deposit.

When you are happy with the grave or plot we have selected for you, you can pay the balance by credit or debit card or we can arrange for an invoice to be sent to your home. We will deduct your deposit from the balance of your lease.

When we have received your balance payment we will reserve the grave or plot in the cemetery for you.

Fees and charges

Download fees and charges for burials and cremations

How to make a payment

Payment for this service is to be made by debit or credit card. We will contact you by email or telephone when all checks have been completed and we are ready to take the payment.

Attendance at funerals

Please view our cemeteries page to see the current arrangements for attending a funeral.