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Burials and cremation in North Lincolnshire

Coronavirus update:

We have reviewed our risk assessment in line with latest government guidance, and due to the size of Woodlands chapel, occupancy levels are set at a maximum of 82 mourners in the chapel and 18 mourners standing the foyer.

For larger services, we do not restrict mourners in outdoor areas. Burials which take place outside are unlimited numbers.

Please note that the visits to the crematorium office are by appointment only, but the Book of Remembrance Room is open to the general public and this includes weekends.

Mourners are advised that whilst they will not need to stay two metres apart from people they do not live with, keeping a safe distance and limiting close contact can help reduce the risk of catching or passing on COVID-19.

People who are self-isolating or who are in quarantine following international travel may be present at a funeral where a legal exemption applies.

Keeping a distance of two metres is strongly advised for those attending a funeral during their self-isolation or quarantine period following international travel.

NHS test and trace will remain at entry points; however, this will now be voluntary.

While wearing a face covering will become a personal choice, the decision will be to ask everyone to continue to wear a face covering, staff and visitors in indoor public spaces (self-responsibility and best practice guidance is to be encouraged and welcomed).

Help Project

The Help Project is a service that supports residents over the age of 50 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The service (a partnership between the council, Age UK Lindsey and Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire) aims to prevent social isolation by creating a friendly support network. Read more about the Help Project in North Lincolnshire.

We understand this is a very difficult time for families, and we will do all we can to support you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01724 747555 or email at crematorium@northlincs.gov.uk.

Please be aware that the situation is ever evolving, and guidance may need to be updated in line with government guidance, as and when it is issued.

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.

Price information

We recognise that many people may wish to personalise the funeral of loved ones so to assist with this we offer a range of additional services and features that can enhance our standard funeral arrangements. These can be found below or by downloading the Bereavement services fees and charges [PDF, 248Kb] document :

Administration fees

  • Administration fees (per hour) – £35
  • Fees for late burial or cremation paperwork – £60
  • Genealogy search (one hour – first 30 minutes free of charge) – £18

Cremation fees

  • Adult – 18 years and over – to include  a 40-minute use of chapel (to encompass entry and exit of mourners from the building), environmental and medical referee fees, music media and strewing in the Garden of Remembrance at Woodlands Crematorium (if requested). It does not include hold images or visual tributes – £715
  • Child – aged 17 years and under – to include a 40-minute use of chapel (to encompass entry and exit of mourners from the building), environmental and medical referee fees, music media and strewing in the Garden of Remembrance at Woodlands Crematorium (if requested). It does not include hold images or visual tributes – £715
  • Direct cremation – please note that a direct cremation is a cremation with no funeral service, no ceremony performed beforehand, and there should be no attendees attending our premises. This service is offered Monday to Wednesday at 8.45am and by arrangement, Monday to Friday at 9.20am. Music nor tributes are not permitted via our Wesley portal – £515
  • Simple cremation – to include a ten minute use of chapel (appointments available Monday to Friday, 9.20am and 9:40am) (to encompass entry and exit of mourners from the building), environmental and medical referee fees, and strewing in the Garden of Remembrance at Woodlands Crematorium (if requested). It has the option to have one piece of entry music and one piece of exit music only – £600
  • Body parts – £66
  • Chapel 20 minute extended service time – £150
  • Chapel 40 minute extended service time – £200
  • Chapel over-running service – £150
  • Chapel used for 40 minute memorial service – £200
  • Late cancellation charge – applies to 72 hours prior to time of service – £150
  • Organist – £60 – (The availability of an organist cannot be guaranteed, and we would encourage you to liaise with our music media provider who may be able to meet the needs of your families).
  • Replacement cremation certificate – £16
  • Consultation and help with completing forms for independent funerals – £85 (optional)

Garden of remembrance strewing (scattering) from another crematorium

  • Adult – aged 18 years and over – £75
  • Child – aged 17 years and under – £75 – (Please note there is no charge to the public, these charges are claimed for from the Ministry of Justice Children’s Funeral Fund for England)

Wesley media (inclusive of VAT)

Please be aware that due to the nature of the internet, no guarantee is given that delivery of audio/visual data will be uninterrupted or error free.

  • Webcasting per service including seven days on demand – £50 (optional)
  • Recording of service and presented as a download link – £50 (requested before the day of the service) (optional)
  • Recording of service and presented on a DVD or USB (requested before the day of the service) £55 (optional)
  • Recording of service and presented as a download link, and includes an embedded tribute £60 (optional)
  • Recording of service and presented on a DVD or USB, and includes an embedded tribute £65 (optional)
  • Recording of a webcast (recording requests can be made up to three months after the webcast event has completed) £60 (optional)
  • Visual tribute – holding image (on screen throughout the service) £15 (optional)
  • Visual tribute up to 25 images, no music – £40 (optional)
  • Visual tribute up to 25 images, including music- £75 (optional)
  • Visual tribute up to 26 to 50 images, no music – £65 (optional)
  • Visual tribute up to 26 to 50 images, including musical – £95 (optional)
  • Visual tribute up to 51 to 75 images, no music – £90 (optional)
  • Visual tribute up to 51 to 75 images, including music – £120 (optional)
  • Visual tribute slideshow (76 images and over) – price on application
  • Family visual tribute (a personalised video recording made by a family member) £16 per tribute (optional)
  • Visual tribute presented as a download link – £16 (optional)
  • Visual tribute presented on a DVD or USB – £30 (optional)
  • Visual tributes orders received less than two working days before funeral service – an additional fee will be charged to the tribute order £120
  • Fee for changes to music schedule, same day before service charge – £20
    (We operate an automated scheduling music and tribute service and we have limited ability to change music at the time of the planned event)

Urns and caskets (inclusive of VAT)

  • Wooden casket or metal urn – £39
  • Adult cardboard ashes box – £8
  • Child cardboard ashes box – £2 – (Please note there is no charge to the public, these charges are claimed for from the Ministry of Justice Children’s Funeral Fund for England)
  • Poly urn – £12

Memorials

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) – £58
  • Floral design – £41
  • Reserved lines – each line (inscription done at current rate) – £13
  • Miniature book – Plus first line – £69
  • Additional lines to miniature book, for each extra line – £11.04
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 – £58
  • Floral design – £41
Tree of Remembrance
  • Tree of Remembrance Leaf – leaf plus initial five year lease – £70
  • Tree of Remembrance Leaf – renewal for a further five years – £50
  • Tree of Remembrance Leaf – return of leaf to applicant when item not renewed – £12.50
Rose boulder
  • Rose boulder – boulder plus initial five year lease – £280
  • Rose boulder – renewal for a further five years – £200
  • Rose boulder – return of plaque to applicant when item not renewed – £25
Ashes to Glass

Price on application – please contact us for prices

Tower plaques (including baby barbican)
  • Tower plaque – plaque plus initial five year lease – £180
  • Tower plaque – renewal for a further five years – £130
  • Crest, badges and motifs – £25
  • Oval photograph – £70
  • Tower plaque – return of plaque to applicant when item not renewed – £75
Sundial plaques (inclusive of VAT)
  • Plaque – five year lease – £235
  • Plaque – renewal for further five year lease – £150
  • Photo – £75
  • Motif – price on application – contact us for prices
Military barbican
  • Plaques – £250
  • Badges, emblems and similar items – contact us for prices
Memorial seats (inclusive of VAT)
  • Dedication of whole seat for initial five year period – £800
  • Dedication renewal of whole seat for a further five years – £300
  • Dedication of one third share for initial five year period – £300
  • Dedication renewal one third bench for a further five years – £116
  • Return of seat plaque to applicant when item not renewed – £12.50
Ash vaults (inclusive of VAT)
  • Ten year lease of Ash vault, to include a maximum of 80 characters – £750
  • Ash vault renewal further ten years – £325
  • 20-year lease of Ash vault, to include a maximum of 80 characters – £1,250
  • Ash vault renewal further 20 years – £650
  • Extra characters over 80 – £2.50
  • Additional inscription added to an existing vault (maximum 80 characters) – £215
  • Photograph – £80
  • Motifs and badges – price on application – contact us for prices
  • Additional designs at manufacturer’s costs  – contact us for prices
  • Additional placement into an existing vault (per casket) – £50

Purchase of exclusive rights for burial (grave) and interment of cremated remains

  • Adult – 18 years and over – full lawned grave – burial rights for 50 years –  £997
  • Child – aged 17 years and under – £997 – (Please note there is no charge to the public, these charges are claimed for from the Ministry of Justice Children’s Funeral Fund for England)

Burial of cremated remains

  • Adult – 18 years and over – cremated remains lawn grave – burial rights for 50 years – £578
  • Child – 17 years and under – cremated remains lawn grave – burial rights for 50 years – £578  (Please note there is no charge to the public, these charges are claimed for from the Ministry of Justice Children’s Funeral Fund for England)
  • Adult – 18 years and over, full traditional grave burial rights for 50 years – £1242
  • Child – 17 years and under, full traditional grave burial rights for 50 years – £1242 (Please note there is no charge to the public, these charges are claimed for from the Ministry of Justice Children’s Funeral Fund for England)
  • Adult – 18 years and over, cremated remains traditional grave burial rights for 50 year – £700
  • Child – 17 years and under, cremated remains traditional grave burial rights for 50 years – £700 (Please note there is no charge to the public, these charges are claimed for from the Ministry of Justice Children’s Funeral Fund for England)

Burial fees

  • Adult – 18 years and over – full size grave – £822
  • Child – 17 years and under – full size grave – £822 (Please note there is no charge to the public, these charges are claimed for from the Ministry of Justice Children’s Funeral Fund for England)
Burials, weekend or bank holiday excluding Christmas and Easter public holidays, where available
  • Adult – 18 years and over – full size grave – 1533
  • Child – 17 years and under – full size grave – 1533 (Please note there is no charge to the public, these charges are claimed for from the Ministry of Justice Children’s Funeral Fund for England)
Burial of Cremated Remains
  • Adult – 18 years and over – the burial of single cremated remains – £140
  • Adult – 18 years and over – the burial of two sets of cremated remains in the same plot, at the same time as each other – £200
  • Child – 17 years and under – burial of single cremated remains – £140 (Please note there is no charge to the public, these charges are claimed for from the Ministry of Justice Children’s Funeral Fund for England)
  • Adult – 18 years and over – the burial of single cremated remains from another Burial and Cremation Authority – £148
  • Child – 17 years and under – the burial of single cremated remains from another Burial and Cremation Authority – £148 (Please note there is no charge to the public, these charges are claimed for from the Ministry of Justice Children’s Funeral Fund for England)
Burial of Cremated Remains – Saturdays only, where available
  • Adult – 18 years and over – the burial of single cremated remains – £204
  • Adult – 18 years and over – the burial of 2 sets of cremated remains in the same plot, at the same time as each other – £265
  • Child – 17 years and under – burial of single cremated remains – £204 (Please note there is no charge to the public, these charges are claimed for from the Ministry of Justice Children’s Funeral Fund for England)
  • Adult – 18 years and over – the burial of single cremated remains from another Burial and Cremation Authority – £204
  • Child – 17 years and under – the burial of single cremated remains from another Burial and Cremation Authority – £204 (Please note there is no charge to the public, these charges are claimed for from the Ministry of Justice Children’s Funeral Fund for England)
  • Excavation of a grave space subsequently not use – £375
Exhumation
  • Exhumation (this does not include any re-burial costs) – £902
  • Exhumation of Cremated Remains (this does not include any re-burial costs) – £324
Grave Plaques
  • New grave plaque (to include plinth and legs) including 50 characters – £456
  • Existing plaque – additional inscription up to 50 characters – £318
  • Additional characters over the 50 in items 100 and 101 (if space permitting) – £6
  • Engraved badges or motifs (available on mock stone plaques only) – please contact us for prices
  • Ceramic photo plaque (available on mock stone plaques only) – please contact us for prices
  • Butterfly baby plaque (or similar) – £100

Cemetery Memorial Fees

  • Permit to erect a single memorial headstone, vase and/or kerb edging (on one single application) – £112.50
  • Permit to erect a memorial retrospectively – £312.20
  • Permit to subsequently erect kerb edging to each grave where a previous permit has been issued. This includes mini-kerb sets where applicable
    (upgrade and traditional section areas only) – £85
  • Permit for additional inscription – £65
  • Permit for professional cleaning and or refurbishment of headstone – £25.50

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: 9am to 4.30pm
Friday: 9am to 3.30pm