See below for information on:
- Register of burials
- Arranging a burial
- Fees and charges
- Green burial
Council owned cemeteries
Cotswold District Council has two cemeteries in Cirencester.
Chesterton Cemetery was opened for burials in May 1872.
- Winter: October to March Monday – Saturday 8am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm
- Summer: April to October : Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm, Saturday 8am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm
Stratton Cemetery was opened for burials in July 1888.
- Open to the public all year round.
Register of burials
The Register of Burials and other burial records for the cemeteries are held for safe keeping by the Council. No records are kept at the cemeteries. Through our burial records we can offer assistance to people researching family history.
Arranging a burial
In the majority of instances, those making arrangements for the burial of a loved one will do so through the services of a professional Funeral Director. The Council's Licensing Section will be pleased to assist and advise those wishing to make funeral arrangements without the services of a Funeral Director.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges are applicable to Chesterton and Stratton cemeteries.
|For the interment, in a grave including the reopening of a grave||Fee|
|of the body of still-born or a child whose age at the time of death did not exceed 16 years||No charge|
|of the body of a person whose age at the time of death exceeded 16 years||£415|
|charge for extra depth (interment at a depth exceeding seven feet)||£65|
|additional fee for the interment of a coffin/casket exceeding seven feet two inches long or 32 inches wide||£110|
|interment of cremated remains in a burial garden, a grave or a vault, in respect of which an exclusive right of burial has been granted||£168|
|interment of a body part in a grave||£225|
|Exclusive rights of burial - granted for a period of 50 years||Fee|
|For the exclusive right of burial in an earthen grave nine feet by four feet||£850|
|For the exclusive right of burial in an earthen grave four and a half feet by four feet (grave of a still-born child or a child not exceeding the age of 16 years)||£380|
|For the exclusive right of burial of cremated remains in a burial garden||£270|
|Memorials and inscriptions||Fee|
|For the right to erect a memorial on an earthen grave in respect of which the exclusive right of burial has been granted (this fee includes the first inscription)||£165|
|For the right to erect a memorial on a cremated remains grave in a burial garden in respect of which the exclusive right of burial has been granted (this fee includes the first inscription)||£145|
|For each inscription after the first / Replacement memorials||£95|
|For the use of the Chesterton Cemetery Chapel||£105|
|Additional fee for the interment of a coffin outside normal hours||£120|
|Additional fee for the interment of cremated remains outside normal hours||£50|
|To transfer the ownership of exclusive rights of burial||£80|
|For a copy of Deed of Grant for exclusive rights of burial||£45|
|Search of burial fees and/or records covering a period of one year||£15|
|Search of burial fees and/or records covering a period beyond one year||£30|
|Scattering of cremated remains||No charge|
The Interment fees:
(a) include the digging of the grave
(b) apply when the interment is made within the following hours:
- April to September - Mondays - Fridays 9am - 4.30pm
- October to March - Mondays - Fridays 9am - 3pm
(c) apply when the interment is made on the certificate of a coroner or registered medical practitioner that immediate interment is necessary.
In any other case an additional charge is payable.
A green burial is designed to sensitively lay to rest someone in an ecologically friendly way.
For more information about green funerals, types of coffins and woodland burial sites, please contact the: