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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:

Friday 23 October

We have reviewed our risk assessment in line with latest government guidance and due to the size of Woodlands chapel, the limit on the numbers attending funerals in the crematorium chapel is 20.

Burials which take place outside are limited to 30.

Social distancing must be followed by keeping at least 2 metres away from others outside your household or support bubble including in the grounds, and large gatherings are not permitted.

We are following government guidance in collecting contact details for NHS test and trace. Face coverings must be worn at all funerals to comply with the legislation, this includes in a funeral director’s vehicle.

 

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.

Cremation fees

  • Adult – 18 years and over – to include a 40 minute use of chapel, environmental fees and scattering of cremated remains in the Garden of Remembrance at Woodlands Crematorium (if requested) – £715
  • Child – aged 17 years and under – to include a 40 minute use of chapel, environmental fees and strewing in the Garden of Remembrance at Woodlands Crematorium (if requested) – free of charge
  • Direct cremation – no funeral service, no ceremony performed beforehand, and no attendance. Monday to Wednesday at 8.45am and by arrangement from Monday to Friday at 9.20am.  Music is not permitted via our Wesley portal – £515
  • Direct cremation – child aged 17 and under – free of charge
  • Simple cremation – includes ten minute use of chapel and the option to have one piece of entry music and one piece of exit music only – £600
  • Simple cremation – child aged 17 and under – free of charge
  • 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
  • Replacement cremation certificate – £16
  • Consultation and help with completing forms for independent funerals – £85

Garden of remembrance strewing (scattering) from another crematorium

  • Adult – aged 18 years and over – £75
  • Child – aged 17 years and under – no charge

Wesley music (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
  • Recording of service and presented as a download link – £50
  • Additional service recording request (can be requested up to three months after the webcast event has completed) – £10
  • Visual tribute up to one to five images, plus musical tribute from central library – £40
  • Visual tribute up to six to twenty images, plus musical tribute from central library – £58
  • Visual tribute up to 21 to 40 images or five minutes of video plus a musical tribute from our central library – £82
  • Visual tribute up to one to five images, plus song from central library includes download link – £76
  • Visual tribute up to six to 20 images, plus song from central library includes download link – £94
  • Visual tribute up to 21 to 40 images or five minutes of video plus a song from our central library includes USB/download – £136
  • Visual tributes – less than 48 hours (two working days) before funeral service – visual tribute up to 5 images, plus song from central library – £130
  • Visual tributes – less than 48 hours (two working days) before funeral service – visual tribute up to 20 images, plus song from central library – £166
  • Visual tributes – less than 48 hours (two working days) before funeral service – visual tribute up to 40 images or five minutes of video plus a song from our central library – £196
  • Music not ordered by FD/Celebrant 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 – 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 – 18 years and over – £822
  • Child – aged 17 years and under – no charge
Weekends and bank holidays, excluding Christmas and Easter public holidays:
  • Adult – full size grave – aged 18 years and over – £1,533
  • Child – aged 17 years and under – no charge

Burial of cremated remains

  • Adult – 18 years and over – burial of single cremated remains – £140
  • Adult – 18 years and over – burial of multiple cremated remains in a plot at the same time – £200
  • Child – 17 years and under – no charge
  • Adult – 17 years and over- burial of cremated remains from another crematorium – £148
  • Child – 17 years and under – burial of cremated remains from another crematorium – no charge
Saturdays:
  • Adult – 18 years and over – the burial of single cremated remains – £204
  • Adult – 18 years and over – the burial of two 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 – no charge
  • 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 – no charge
  • Excavation of a grave space subsequently not used – £375

Exhumation

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

Administration

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

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

  • Adult – 18 years and over – full lawned grave burial rights for 50 years – £997
  • Adult – 17 years and under – full lawned grave burial rights for 50 years – no charge
  • Adult – 18 years and over – cremated remains lawn grave burial rights for 50 years – £578
  • Adult – 17 years and under – cremated remains lawn grave burial rights for 50 years – no charge
  • Adult – 18 years and over – full traditional grave burial rights for 50 years – £1,242
  • Adult – 17 years and under – full traditional grave burial rights for 50 years –  no charge
  • Adult – 18 years and over – burial rights for 50 year cremated remains lawn grave – £700
  • Adult – 17 years and under – cremated remains lawn grave burial rights for 50 years – no charge

The council may be able to buy back the plot and issue you with a refund of the original purchase payment, less the years of ownership and an administration fee. Please contact us for details.

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 – £100

Cemetery memorial fees (inclusive of VAT)

  • 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 – £85
  • Permit for additional inscription – £65
  • Permit for professional cleaning and or refurbishment of headstone – £25.50

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
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
Remembrance leaves, boulders and ashes to glass
  • Tree of Remembrance leaf – five year lease – £70
  • Renew Tree of Remembrance leaf – five year lease – £50
  • Tree of Remembrance leaf – return of leaf to applicant when item not renewed – £12.50
  • 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  – please 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 – £180
  • Plaque for tower or baby barbican – renewal for further five year lease – £130
  • Crest, badges and motifs – £25
  • Oval photograph – £70
  • Tower plaque – return of plaque to applicant when item not renewed – £75
Memorial seats (inclusive of VAT)
  • Dedication of whole seat for initial five year period – £750
  • Dedication renewal of whole seat for a further five years – £325
  • 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 – contact us for prices
  • Additional designs at manufacturer’s costs  – contact us for prices
  • Additional placement into an existing vault (per casket) – £50
Sundial plaques (inclusive of VAT)
  • Plaque – five year lease – £235
  • Plaque – renewal for further five year lease – £150
  • Photo – £75
  • Motif – contact us for prices

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