When you buy a grave, you are buying an exclusive right of burial grant, not the land itself.

The grant shows for how many years you can say who can be buried in the grave. You will need to show the grant if you want another burial in the grave at some point.

All grave rights are sold for a fixed period of time . You can apply for extensions.

You can be buried in the grave as long as:

Oldham Council will decide the number of burials (this includes cremated remains) permitted in each grave.

Your funeral director can help make arrangements for buying a grave (exclusive right of burial grant).

If you want to make your own arrangements contact the Cemeteries Office.

You may view the grave site before the funeral.

Cemetery fees

All prices inclusive of VAT.

Cheques should be made payable to Oldham M.B.C.

Burials Resident Non-resident
New grave for 1 or 2 people  £838.64 £1,260.53
New grave for 3 interments  £887.00 £1,327.41
New grave for 1 or 2 interments including foundation  £998.13 £1,414.88
New grave for 3 interments including foundation  £1,042.38 £1,481.76
Plot for cremated remains - Crompton £734.71 £1,095.89
Plot for cremated remains - Hollinwood(NEW FEE) £350.00 £515.00
Appointment to choose a new grave or locate a grave with staff assistance £33.96 £33.96
Interment fee over 18 years (see surcharges below) £818.06 £1,217.31
Persons under 18 years of age £0.00 £0.00
Interment - Still born and Non-viable foetus £0.00 £0.00
Exhumation Fees £1,123.67 £1,123.67
Monday to Thursday between 2.30pm and 4.00pm £51.45 £51.45
Friday between 11am and 12 noon £51.45 £51.45
Friday between 12 noon and 1pm £101.87 £101.87
Friday between 1pm and 2.00pm £153.32 £153.32
Friday after 2.00pm and any weekday evening £205.80 £205.80
Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays £527.88 £527.88
Ashes Interment in Earth or Vault £225.35 £225.35
Strewing of cremated remains (persons under 18 years no charge) £0.00 £51.45
Monumental fees
Permission to erect a memorial not exceeding 3’ in height £169.79 £245.93
Permission to add an additional inscription £43.99 £43.99
Permission of memorial under 2’ £63.80 £63.80
Miscellaneous fees
Bricked Grave for 2 interments £735.74 £1,101.03
Bricks and Flags – to seal grave £107.02 £107.02
Coffin size larger than 6'6" long or 26" wide(NEW FEE) £51.45 £51.45
Timber lining of single graves £185.22 £185.22
Test dig to confirm depth £64.83 £64.83
Certified extracts from burial register £21.09 £21.09
Transfer of grant of exclusive right of burial £66.89 £94.67
Issue replacement of grant of exclusive right of burial £62.77 £97.76
Use of Crematorium Chapel (Inc recorded music or use of organ) £195.51 £195.51
Re-open niche £62.77 £62.77
Grave search £15.95 £15.95
Register search £39.10 £39.10
Memorial plaques  
Bronze memorial plaque lease for 10 years £272.69  
Renewal of memorial position for 10 years £170.81  
Renewal of memorial position for 5 years  £98.78  
Bronze memorial plaque including lettering (including 20% VAT) £127.59  
Double Bronze memorial plaque including lettering (including 20% VAT) £167.72  
Granite memorial plaque including standard lettering (NEW FEE) £240.00  

Crematorium fees

All prices inclusive of VAT.

Cheques should be made payable to Oldham M.B.C.

Cremation fees
Persons 18 years of age and over (includes recorded music or use of the organ) £629.75
Persons under 18 years of age  £0.00
Cremation environmental levy charge (Mercury Abatement legislation) £56.11
Medical Referee Charge  £27.78
Cremation of Stillborn or non-viable foetus £0.00
Certified extracts from crematorium register £20.07
Cremation times after 3.30pm, extended services (extra 30mins) or over running allotted time £94.67
Book of remembrance 
Standard 2 line entry £87.46
5 line entry £156.41
8 line entry £260.35
5 line entry with floral emblem £324.14
5 line entry with badge, crest, shield or illuminated capital. £397.20
8 line entry with floral emblem £397.20
8 line entry with badge, crest, shield or illuminated capital. £426.01
8 line entry with full coat of arms £444.53
Memorial card - Standard 2 line entry £42.19
Memorial card - 5 line entry £51.45
Memorial card - 8 line entry £69.62
Memorial card - 5 line entry with motif £86.23
Memorial card - 8 line entry with motif £96.72

All other charges to be assessed individually by the Cemetery Manager.