We manage four cemeteries in the Borough. The three main cemeteries offer a full grave space in either a lawn or a kerb plot, or a cremated remains space in an upright or flat memorial plot. The main sites are:
Murston Cemetery does not offer any new graves, only re-opening of existing graves.
For help and advice please contact our leisure team.
As of 30 April 2012 the vehicle access gates to our cemeteries will be locked at 4pm Monday to Friday. However, pedestrian gates will remain open. The weekend locking times will remain unchanged and Winter locking during the months of Nov - Feb will be at 4pm when all gates will be locked off.
The following fees and charges are applicable to residents* of the Borough of Swale. Non-residents are required to pay double the burial charges set out below, except where indicated otherwise (Child Burials). All fees are payable in advance and we do not charge VAT unless stated.
|Service||2012/13 Charge (£)|
|Burial - Coffin - To include as required: Exclusive Right of Burial, Interment, Memorial and re-inscription Permits.
1st Burial - Sittingbourne, Faversham and Murston
1st Burial - Sheppey
Note: Where no use has been made of a previously purchased grave the first interment only will be at £651 at Sittingbourne, Faversham and Murston, £532 at Sheppey (inc. Memorial Permit).
|2nd Burial - Sittingbourne, Faversham and Murston
2nd Burial - Sheppey
|3rd Burial - Sittingbourne, Faversham and Murston||466.00|
|Burial - Unpurchased Grave/Common Burial
Sittingbourne, Faversham and Murston
Note: Exclusive Right of Burial is not purchased in this price. It does not include the issue of a Deed or Memorial Permit rights.
Burial - Cremated Remains - All Cemeteries
To include as required: Exclusive Right of Burial, Interment, Memorial and re-inscription Permit.
|Burial - Child Coffin
Under 12 years of age in Children's Plot (Resident of Swale)
Under 12 years of age in an Adult Plot (Resident of Swale)
Under 12 years of age in Children's Plot (Non Resident of Swale)
Under 12 years of age in an Adult Plot (Non Resident of Swale)
Free of Charge
NB. Saturday Cremated Remains Burials can be arranged at an increased fee and with a minimum of 8 days notice. Please contact Swale Borough Council on 01795 417312 for more information.
|Services||2012/13 Charge (£)|
|Issue of Letter of Confirmation where Deed is Lost||48.00|
|Use of Chapel in Sittingbourne||73.00|
|Use of Chapel in Faversham||103.00|
|Planted grave per annum||104.00|
|Turfed grave (each)||At Cost|
|Memorial Tree in a Swale Cemetery
|Memorial Bench in a Swale Cemetery||At Cost plus
130.00 Admin Fee
|Transfer of Deed Ownership||48.00|
|Record Search and Certificate each grave||24.00|
|Scattering of Ashes||68.00|
|Large Coffin or Casket measuring 30" or more including handles.
||137.00 Extra Charge|
|Exhumation of Coffin||1151.00|
|Exhumation of Cremated Remains||115.00|
|Other Services (VAT chargeable)||At Cost|
All persons living in the Borough at the time of death are defined as 'residents'. For those living outside the Borough at the time of death, a qualification of a minimum of 15 consecutive years residency in Swale at some time in the past is required.