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Burials and cremations

A funeral director will usually contact us and make arrangements for buying a grave. You can make your own arrangements by contacting us and we will help you to make an informed choice from the options available.

Burials can take place on any week day - except on bank holidays. Please talk to your funeral director to discuss your specific needs.

Our adopted Cemetery regulations govern how the cemeteries are managed and what is permitted in relation to grave spaces within them.

Cemeteries in Harborough

There are 6 cemeteries in Harborough:

  • Market Harborough
  • Great Bowden
  • Great Easton
  • Saddington
  • Foxton
  • Blaston - closed for 'new' graves

View the location of cemeteries on a map.

Some cemeteries in the district have both consecrated and unconsecrated grounds:

  • Consecrated ground is blessed according to the rites of the Church of England
  • Unconsecrated ground has not been blessed and includes plots for other religious denominations (such as Roman Catholic) - the ground may be blessed at the time of interment by the minister officiating

Un-purchased Graves

An un-purchased grave, sometimes known as a public or common grave, is where the exclusive right of burial has not been purchased so the council has total control of the grave and will decide who is buried in the grave.

Purchased Graves

A purchased grave is where the right of burial is bought for a set period of time. The owner of the right of burial can decide who will be buried in the grave, and memorials are allowed.

The Exclusive Right of Burial is a form of lease that may be purchased for any of the grave spaces available in any of the cemeteries we manage. It grants the holder of the deed exclusive rights to the plot for 100 years. Residents of Harborough can purchase the exclusive right of burial for a grave space. View the cost of the exclusive right of burial for a grave space.

Memorials

Memorials and any form of monument can only be placed on the grave space with our permission. This permission will only be granted where a grave space has an Exclusive Right of Burial recorded against it.

Alterations to any existing monument or memorial must be carried out with the permission of the council. This will include alteration of an existing inscription or the cutting of an additional inscription.

Removal of any monument or memorial must also be carried out with the permission of the council.

Request permission for a memorial, or to change or remove a memorial.

Prices for burials and cremations

The fees for burial (interment) from Monday to Friday between 9am - 3.30pm:

Single depth grave spaces

Cemetery Price for person 18 or over Price for person 12 to 17 years Child 11 years or younger

Northampton Road Cemetery

£368

£184

No charge

Great Bowden Cemetery

£368

 

£184

No charge

Foxton Cemetery

£368

£184

No charge

Saddington Cemetery

£368

£184

No charge

Great Easton Cemetery

£368

£184

No charge

Blaston Cemetery

£368

£184

No charge

Double depth grave spaces

Cemetery Price for person 18 or over Price for person 12 to 17 years Child 11 years or younger

Northampton Road Cemetery

£470

£235

No charge

Great Bowden Cemetery

£470

£235

No charge

Foxton Cemetery

£470

£235

No charge

Saddington Cemetery

£470

£235

No charge

Great Easton Cemetery

£470

£235

No charge

Blaston Cemetery

£470

£235

No charge

Other burial charges

Cemetery Price for person 18 or over Price for person 12 to 17 years Child 11 years or younger

In an existing vault

£210

£105

No charge

In an existing vault outside the hours of 9am to 3.30pm is an additional

£130

£65

No charge

Interment of cremated remains

£157

£78.50

No charge

Interment of cremated remains outside the hours of 9am to 3.30pm is an additional

£100

£50

No charge

Exhumation (subject to the required approvals) is charged at 3 times the cost of the relevant burial fees.

Exclusive Right of Burial

Burial

Price for person 18 or over

Price for person under 18 years

Grave 7 feet by 3 feet issued in rotation

£421

£210.50

Grave 7 feet by 3 feet selected in rotation

£473

£236.50

Grave 7 feet by 3 feet selected in reserve

£526

£263

Graves within the children’s section of a cemetery measure 4 feet by 2 feet 6 inches.

Ashes

Price for person 18 or over

Price for person under 18 years

Ashes plot (Garden of Peace)

£210

£105

Ashes plots are only available in rotation but an adjacent plot can be reserved at the time of interment. An adjacent plot purchased in reserve will be charged double fee.

 
Re-assignment Price for person 18 or over Price for person under 18 years
 Re-assignment of exclusive right of burial  £52  N/A

Monuments

Item

Price

Headstones 25 inches to 36 inches high

£105

Headstones 13 inches to 24 inches high

£89

Vase up to 12 inches high

£84

Tablet in chapel (Market Harborough only)

£120

Memorial in Garden of Peace (maximum of 12 inches by 12 inches by 15 inches)

£84

Additional inscription

£63

Book of Remembrance

Item

Gross

Single entry

£47

Double entry

£65

Treble entry

£77

Garden of Remembrance

Item

Gross

Named rose tree including 10 years maintenance

£79

Cemetery Chapel

Item

Gross

Use of Cemetery Chapel

£77

Scattering of cremated remains

Item

Price

Adult

£21

Child (under 18)

No charge