The fees for Bereavement Services relating to burial and cremation, grave purchases and memorialisation are set annually and reviewed on 1 April each year.

The current Bereavement Services Fees and Charges, effective from 1 April are shown below:

Bereavement Services Fees and Charges

Cemeteries

Crematoria

Memorialisation

 

Cemeteries

Interment

Interment (Monday to Friday)
Adult (18 years of age or over). Does not include Exclusive Rights of Burial£1050
Additional depth fee (depth to 9ft in adult grave)£130
Child (Non-viable foetus, stillborn babies, infants and children under 16 years of age). Does not include Exclusive Rights of BurialNo charge
Cremated remains£270
Body parts£89

 

Interment (Saturday 9am until 11am)

Adult (18 years of age or over). Does not include Exclusive Rights of Burial£1320
Additional depth fee (depth to 9ft in adult grave)£180
Child (Non-Viable Foetus, stillborn babies, infants and children under 16 years of age). Does not include Exclusive Rights of BurialNo charge
Cremated remains£399
Body parts£131

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Non-resident interment charges

A non-resident surcharge will apply where the deceased is regarded as a non-resident of Sunderland at the time of their death. Exemptions apply in circumstances as follows:

  • where the deceased had moved to receive specialist care which was not available within the Sunderland City Council area;
  • the death occurred within three years of moving out of the city;
  • the deceased was the owner, or spouse of the owner of the grave in which the interment will take place;
  • the deceased was a serving member of the armed forces living in temporary accommodation whose family still reside in the city.

 

Non-resident interment (Monday to Friday)
Adult (18 years of age or over). Does not include Exclusive Rights of Burial£1911
Additional depth fee (depth to 9ft in adult grave)£130
Child (Non-viable foetus, stillborn babies, infants and children under 16 years of age). Does not include Exclusive Rights of BurialNo charge
Cremated remains£535
Body parts£165

 

Non-resident interment (Saturday 9am until 11am)

Adult (18 years of age or over). Does not include Exclusive Rights of Burial£2635
Additional depth fee (depth to 9ft in adult grave)£184
Child (Non-viable foetus, stillborn babies, infants and children under 16 years of age). Does not include Exclusive Rights of BurialNo charge
Cremated remains£800
Body parts£260

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Exclusive rights of burial

Purchasing the Exclusive Right of Burial gives the purchaser control over further burials in the grave should space allow, and over any memorials that may be placed on the grave (following submission of an application to Sunderland City Council and approval being granted). The Exclusive Right of Burial does not grant ownership of the land. The period of the Exclusive Right of Burial is 50 years for cremated remains graves, and 100 years for full graves.

Grave purchase
Adult grave£1050
Cremated remains grave (inclusive of memorial base). below ground cremated remains interment, exclusive rights of burial for a period of 50 years. Grave can accomodate up to three interments of cremated remains.£924
Cremated remains  vault (not including design or photo plaque). Above ground cremated remains interment, exclusive rights of interment for a period of 25 years. Grave can accomodate up to two interments of cremated remains.
£880
Children's graveNo charge

 

Non resident grave purchase
Adult grave£1848
Cremated remains grave (inclusive of memorial base). below ground cremated remains interment, exclusive rights of burial for a period of 50 years. Grave can accomodate up to three interments of cremated remains.£1848
Cremated remains  vault (not including design or photo plaque). Above ground cremated remains interment, exclusive rights of interment for a period of 25 years. Grave can accomodate up to two interments of cremated remains.£1760
Children's graveNo charge

 

Cemetery Memorials (application to be made to Sunderland City Council)

Right to erect memorial up to 3' 6"£350
Additional inscription on memorial£110
Right to erect a memorial exceeding 3' 6"£405
Right to enclose a grave for 20 year term£285
Right to erect a memorial and kerb set£530

 

Cemetery Memorials (Miscellaneous charges)

Use of the crematorium chapel£145
Service cancellation fee£235
Search fee£50

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Crematoria

Cremation

Cremation (Monday to Friday)
Adult (18 years of age or over)£765
Child (over 28 days, but under 18 years of age)No charge
Child (up to 28 days, including stillborn and non-viable foetus)No charge
Hospital non-viable foetus£180
Body parts£106
Use of crematorium chapel / extended service£145
Medical Referee fee (payable in addition to cremation fee)£40
Environmental Protection fee£60

 

Cremation (Saturday 9am until 1pm)

Adult (18 years of age or over)£1100
Child (over 28 days, but under 18 years of age)No charge
Child (up to 28 days, including stillborn and non-viable foetus)No charge
Hospital non-viable foetus£273
Body parts£153
Use of crematorium chapel / extended service£145
Medical Referee fee (payable in addition to cremation fee)£40
Environmental Protection fee£60

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Non-resident cremation fees

  Non-resident surcharge will apply where the deceased is regarded as a non-resident of Sunderland at the time of their death. Exemptions apply in circumstances as follows:

  • where the deceased has moved to receive specialist care which was not available within the Sunderland City Council area;
  • the death occurred within three years of moving out of the city;
  • the deceased was a serving member of the armed forces living in temporary accommodation whose family still reside in the city.
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Non- resident cremation (Monday to Friday)
Adult (18 years of age or over)£800
Child (over 28 days, but under 18 years of age)No charge
Child (up to 28 days, including stillborn and non-viable foetus)No charge
Hospital non-viable foetus£196
Body parts£106
Use of crematorium chapel / extended service£140
Medical Referee fee (payable in addition to cremation fee)£40
Environmental Protection fee£60

 

Non- resident cremation (Saturday 9am until 1pm)

Adult (18 years of age or over)£1188
Child (over 28 days, but under 18 years of age)No charge
Child (up to 28 days, including stillborn and non-viable foetus)No charge
Hospital non-viable foetus£295
Body parts£167
Use of crematorium chapel / extended service£140
Medical Referee fee (payable in addition to cremation fee)£40
Environmental Protection fee£60

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Other fees and charges for cremation

Strewing of cremated remains (if cremation conducted at Sunderland)No charge
Strewing of cremated remains, Monday to Friday (if cremation conducted outside of Sunderland)£31
Strewing of cremated remains, Saturday (if cremation conducted outside of Sunderland)£47

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Memorialisation

Book of remembrance

Book of Remembrance
Two line entry (including the name of the deceased)£63
Five line entry (including the name of the deceased)£103
Five line entry (including the name of the deceased), with floral emblem£250
Five line entry (including the name of the deceased), with a badge or illustration£285
Five line entry (including the name of the deceased), with a coat of arms£340

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Other memorials

Internal memorial plaque in Hall of Remembrance (for period of 5 years)£325
Internal memorial plaque in Hall of Remembrance (for period of 10 years)£505
Renewal of internal memorial plaque lease for 5 year period£250
Renewal of internal memorial plaque lease for 10 year period£410

 

Small external memorial tablet in Garden of Remembrance (for period of 10 years)£465
Large external memorial tablet in Garden of Remembrance (for period of 10 years)£690
Renewal of small external memorial tablet lease for 10 year period£245
Renewal of large external memorial tablet lease for 10 year period£380

 

Memorial tree for 10 year period£690
Renewal of memorial tree lease for 10 year period£280
Memorial seat (for period of 10 years)£2850
Renewal of memorial seat lease for further 10 year period£1170

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