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Burials and cremation in North Lincolnshire

To follow any changes to this service, visit the Council Service Updates page.

Coronavirus update:

Wednesday 5 August

It is ‘advised’ that face coverings are worn at funerals and cremations with immediate effect and it is a ‘requirement’ from 8 August.

Social distancing must be followed at all times, including in the grounds, and large gatherings are not permitted.

The guidance on funerals has been updated to allow a modest number of close friends and family of the deceased to attend funerals whilst maintaining social distancing of two metres.

We have reviewed our risk assessment and the cap on  the numbers attending (both cremations and burials) is 20.

We will follow government guidance in collecting contact details for “Test and Trace”.

 

Our cemeteries and crematorium

Use the map or list below to find contact details and opening times of cemeteries and the crematorium in North Lincolnshire.

We manage eight public cemeteries in North Lincolnshire:

  • Barrow
  • Barton
  • Brigg (and Cemetery extension)
  • Brumby (Scunthorpe)
  • Crosby (Scunthorpe)
  • Frances Street (Scunthorpe)
  • Scawby
  • Winterton
  • Wrawby-cum-Brigg (in Brigg)

As a designated burial and cremation authority, we provide the following facilities and services in North Lincolnshire:

We are responsible for one crematorium and chapel. It is located on Brumby Wood Lane in Scunthorpe.

Woodlands Chapel

We welcome anyone who would like to use the chapel for a period of quiet reflection.

Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance can be viewed during crematorium opening hours.

Traditional burials

Woodlands Cemetery is also available for traditional burials and is located at the same site as the Woodlands Crematorium.

Our fees and charges for burials, cremations, memorials and associated services:

Cremation (weekdays only)

  • Adult – 17 years and over – includes 40 minutes chapel and environmental fee (weekday) – £715
  • Child – aged 16 years and under (weekday) – no charge
  • Direct cremation (no attendance) – £515
  • Body parts – £66
  • Chapel extension additional 20 minutes (over-run charge) – £150
  • Memorial service 40 minutes or extension – chapel only use  – £200
  • Late cancellation charge (if you cancel within 72 hours of the service) – £150
  • Organist – £60
  • Issue of replacement cremation certificate – £16

Garden of remembrance strewing (scattering) from another crematorium

  • Adult – aged 17 years and over – £75
  • Child – aged 16 years and over – no charge

Wesley music (inclusive of VAT)

  • Memory stick (USB) of music or video – CD or DVD by request – £41
  • Additional memory stick – £21
  • Webcast recordings – £45

Urns and caskets (inclusive of VAT)

  • Wooden casket or metal urn – £39
  • Adult cardboard ashes box – £8
  • Child cardboard ashes box – no charge
  • Plastic urn – £12

We have a range of urns on display in the Bereavement Services office at Woodlands Crematorium. You are welcome to pop in and have a look.

Burials of bodies

Weekdays:
  • Adult – full size grave – 17 years and over – £822
  • Child – aged 16 years and under – no charge
Weekends and bank holidays, excluding Christmas and Easter public holidays:
  • Adult – full size grave – aged 17 years and over – £1,533
  • Child – aged 16 years and under – £822

Burial of cremated remains

  • Adult – 17 years and over – burial of single cremated remains – £140
  • Adult – 17 years and over – burial of multiple cremated remains in a plot at the same time – £200
  • Child – 16 years and under – no charge
  • Adult – 17 years and over- burial of cremated remains from another crematorium – £148
  • Child – 16 years and under – burial of cremated remains from another crematorium – no charge
  • Two sets of cremated remains into the same grave at the same time – £200
  • Excavation of grave subsequently not used – £375
Saturdays:
  • Saturday – each Adult 17 years and over – £204
  • Saturday – child, 16 years and under – £102

Exhumation

  • Exhumation (not including re-burial) – £902
  • Exhumation of cremated remains (not including re-burial) – £324

Administration

  • Administration (per half hour) – £15
  • Register search (per search) – £15

Purchase of exclusive rights for burial (graves)

  • Adult – 17 years and over – burial rights for 50 years – lawned grave – £997
  • Adult – 17 years and over – burial rights for 50 years – traditional style grave – £1,242
  • Adult – 17 years and over – burial rights for 50 years – cremated remains – lawned grave – £578
  • Adult – 17 years and over – burial rights for 50 years – cremated remains – traditional grave – £700
  • Child aged 16 years and under – burial rights for 50 years – no charge

Grave plaques (inclusive of VAT)

  • New grave plaques (including plinth and legs) – including up to 50 letters/numbers – £456
  • Existing grave plaques – additional inscription – up to 50 letters/numbers – £318
  • Each additional letter/number over 50 – if space permitting – £6
  • Engraved motifs/badges (for mock stone plaques only) – please contact us for prices
  • Ceramic photo plaque (for mock stone plaques only) – please contact us for prices
  • Butterfly baby plaque or similar – £190

Cemetery memorial fees (inclusive of VAT)

  • Permit to erect a memorial up to 24″ – £97
  • Permit to erect a memorial over 24 inches to a maximum of 36 inches (each instance) added to a full size – £192
  • Permit to erect a memorial retrospectively – £200
  • Permit to erect grave kerbing to each full grave (traditional section only) – £97
  • Permit to erect grave kerbing to each cremated remains grave (traditional section only) – £49
  • Permit to erect mini kerbset up to 12 inches – £25
  • Permit for cleaning or refurbishing headstone – £15
  • Each vase block memorial –  £48
  • Additional inscription – £53

Memorialisation

We offer a range of ways for you to remember your loved one, including:

Book of remembrance (inclusive of VAT)
  • Two lines – permanent entry – £66
  • Five lines – permanent entry – £107
  • Eight lines – permanent entry – £148
  • Crests/badges/motifs added ( 5 lines minimum entry) – £48
  • Floral design – £38
  • Reserved lines – each line (inscription done at current rate) – £13
  • Miniature book – Plus first line – £55
  • Additional lines to miniature book, for each extra line – £9
Memorial cards
  • Including up to two lines (personal copy of entry in the Book of Remembrance) – £22
  • Including up to five lines (personal copy of entry in the Book of Remembrance) – £32
  • Including up to eight lines (personal copy of entry in the Book of Remembrance) – £38
  • Crests/badges/motifs added to books or cards – £48
  • Floral design – £38
Remembrance leaves, boulders and ashes to glass
  • Tree of Remembrance leaf – five year lease – £65
  • Renew Tree of Remembrance leaf – five year lease – £50
  • Rose garden boulder – five year lease – £280
  • Rose garden boulder, renewal for further five year lease – £196
  • Ashes to glass – contact us for prices
Military memorial barbican
  • Plaques – £250
  • Badges, emblems and similar items – contact us for prices
Tower plaques (inclusive of VAT)
  • Five years dedication including baby barbican and sundial – £170
  • Plaque for tower or baby barbican – renewal for further five year lease – £120
  • Crest, badges and motifs – £20
  • Oval photograph – £62
Seats (inclusive of VAT)
  • Dedication of whole wooden seat for five years (Woodlands) – £589
  • One third share of dedication for five years (Woodlands) – £233
Ash vaults (inclusive of VAT)
  • 20 year lease to include 80 letters/numbers – £908
  • 10 year lease to include 80 letters/numbers – £537
  • Motifs/badges – please contact us for prices
  • Extra letters/numbers over 80, per letter/number – £2
  • Add further inscription to an existing vault – £212
  • Additional designs at manufacturer’s costs, plus carriage – please contact us for prices
Sundial plaques (inclusive of VAT)
  • Plaque – five year lease – £195
  • Plaque – renewal for further five year lease – £150
  • Photo – £70

Gov.UK has a step by step guide on what to do when someone dies.

Age UK has lots of useful information on arranging a funeral.

Gov.UK has some useful guidance for preparing a funeral during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Burial and cremation

We are designated as a burial and cremation authority which means we provide cemeteries and the crematorium. Although we do not provide these services as a funeral director.

The options currently available are:

Burial
  • Traditional grave – with an option to install a memorial or plants over the entire grave
  • Lawn grave – headstones only are allowed plus a limited space in which to put a plant
Cremation
  • Strewing (scattering) of cremated remains – permitted on lawns and under trees in the crematorium grounds (some areas are restricted)
  • Cremated remains plots – these are available in most of our cemeteries and in some churchyards (you will need to talk to the vicar of the church)
  • Collection of cremated remains for strewing or burial elsewhere

Help with funeral costs

If you are on benefits and you are using a funeral director, you may be able to get a one-off funeral payment to help pay funeral costs. For further information on funeral payments please visit Gov.UK.

Repatriation to another country

Some countries require an official document before they will let a body into the country for burial. The document is called a ‘cadaver certificate’. It confirms that no epidemic or infectious disease had occurred in the area for three months before the death.

Obtaining a cadaver certificate is usually handled by the undertaker making the arrangements. This is done on behalf of the relatives. However, anyone can apply for the certificate.

The funeral director will help with anything requested by the Coroner. They will also help with the requirements of the authorities in the overseas country where the deceased is going. Some of these requirements may also apply for burial in another part of the UK.

The certificate is issued by an environmental health officer from the local council in the area where the person died. This officer will also issue the certificate if the deceased is to be exhumed for reburial elsewhere.

If you need to contact an environmental health officer in North Lincolnshire, please contact environmental.health@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297000.

Repatriation of a deceased body from abroad to England or Wales

If a death occurs abroad, the death will need registering according to the local regulations of that country. Visit Gov.UK for more information.

You need to apply for a licence to remove human remains from the ground.  For further information and to apply for a licence visit Gov.UK

The Bereavement Services office has the statutory registers and plans for the cemeteries in North Lincolnshire that we are responsible for. The cemeteries are:

  • Barrow
  • Barton
  • Brigg (and Cemetery extension)
  • Brumby (Scunthorpe)
  • Crosby (Scunthorpe)
  • Frances Street (Scunthorpe)
  • Scawby
  • Winterton
  • Wrawby-cum-Brigg (in Brigg)

By law, members of the public are allowed to look (search) only in the Burial Registers. This can be done during normal opening hours at the Bereavement Services office. This is free of charge. Please contact us to make an appointment.

For information about graves in other cemeteries in North Lincolnshire, you will need to contact the relevant church or town or parish council.

Alternatively, you can contact us to request a search to be carried out on your behalf. There will be a charge for this. See fees and charges information above.

Contact

crematorium@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 747555

Bereavement Services Office
Woodlands Crematorium
Brumby Wood Lane
North Lincolnshire
DN17 1SP

Opening hours:

Bereavement Services office:

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm
Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm