Cemetery fees before 1 April 2021
The Parish Council regularly review fees. In 2019 the Parish Council changed the fee structure and increased the fees. The fees were not raised in 2020. See below for the fees before 31 March 2021.
Cemetery fees from 1 April 2021
Effective from 1st April 2021.
The Person to be interred, or in respect of whom the right is granted, is to be or immediately before death have been, an inhabitant or parishioner of Skelton Parish. In the case of a still-born child, one or both parents are to be, or at the time of the interment were, such inhabitants or parishioners.
This regulation may only be waived under special circumstances and at the sole discretion of the Parish Council. In such event the fees, payments and sums quoted will be DOUBLED except those set out in parts 2 and 3 will not be doubled where the exclusive right of burial in the grave in question, was acquired by reservation on payment of a single fee as set out in Part 1 at a time when he or she was a parishioner.
PART 1 - Purchase price of grave spaces
For the exclusive right of a burial for a period of 50 years or continuation thereof from the Deed of Grant -
… in an earthen grave 2.4m x 1.2m
… in the Memorial Garden
PART 2 - Interments
For the interment in a purchased or reserved grave :
… of the body of a still-born child, or a child whose age at the time of death did not exceed one month:
… of the body of a child whose age at the time of death exceeded one month but did not exceed 12 years:
… of the body of a person whose age at the time of death exceeded 12 years:
… of cremated remains in the Memorial Garden:
… of cremated remains in a grave other than set aside for cremated remains:
To scatter cremated remains in the cemetery:
PART 3 - Headstones and inscriptions
… Headstones not exceeding 915mm in height:
… A Memorial plaque in the Memorial Garden which must be laid horizontally and not exceed 450mm x 450mm:
… Each inscription after the first:
PART 4 - Searches
Searches of burial records and copies taken thereof