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.


New grave and interment fees (Resident) (Non-resident)
New grave for 1 or 2 people £815.00 £1,225.00
New grave for 3 interments £862.00 £1,290.00
New grave for 2 internments including foundations £970.00 £1,375.00
New grave for 3 internments including foundations £1013.00 £1,444.00
Plot for cremated remains - Crompton £714.00 £1,065.00
Appointment to choose a new grave
£33.00 £33.00
Interment fee over 18 years (see surcharges below) £795.00 £1,183.00
Interment fee under 18 years
£0.00 £0.00
Interment - Still born and Non-viable foetus £0.00 £0.00
Exhumation fees £1092.00  £1092.00
Monday to Thursday, after 2.30pm
£50.00 £50.00
Friday, 11.00am - 12 noon £50.00 £50.00
Friday, 12 noon - 1.00pm £99.00 £99.00
Friday, 1.00pm - 2.00pm £149.00 £149.00
Friday, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
£200.00 £200.00
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays £513.00 £513.00
Ashes interment in earth or vault
£219.00 £219.00
Strewing of cremated remains (no charge for persons under 18 years)
£0.00 £50.00
Monument fees (Resident) (Non-resident)
Permission to erect a memorial not exceeding 3’ in height £165.00 £239.00
Permission to add an additional inscription £42.75 £42.75
Provision of memorial under 2 foot £62.00 £62.00
Miscellaneous Cemetery Fees (Resident) (Non-resident)
Bricked Grave for 2 interments £715.00 £1070.00
Bricks and Flags – to seal grave £104.00 £104.00
Timber lining of single graves £180.00 £180.00
Test dig to confirm depth £63.00 £63.00
Certified extracts from burial register £20.50 £20.50
Transfer of grant of exclusive right of burial £65.00 £92.00
Issue duplicate of grant of exclusive right to burial £61.00 £95.00
Use of Crematorium Chapel (including organ or recorded music)
£190.00 £190.00
Re-open niche £61.00 £61.00
Grave search £15.50 £15.50
Register search £38.00 £38.50
Memorial Plaque Fees (Resident) (Non-resident)
Bronze memorial plaque lease for 10 years £265.00 Not applicable
Renewal of memorial position for 10 years £166.00 Not applicable
Renewal of memorial position for 5 years £96.00 Not applicable
Bronze memorial plaque including lettering (including17.5% VAT) £124.00 Not applicable
Double bronze memorial plaque including lettering (including 17.5% VAT) £163.00 Not applicable

Crematorium fees

All prices inclusive of VAT.

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

Cremations
Persons 18 years of age and over (includes recorded music or use of the organ) £612.00
Persons under 18 years of age £0.00
Cremation environmental levy charge (Mercury Abatement Legislation)
£54.00
Medical Referee Charge £27.00
Cremation of stillborn or non-viable foetus £0.00
Certified extracts from crematorium register £19.50
Cremation after 3.30 pm, or extended services (extra 30  minutes) or over running allotted time
£92.00
Book Of Remembrance (includes 20% VAT)

Standard 2 line entry £85.00
5 line entry £152.00
8 line entry £253.00
5 line entry with floral emblem £315.00
5 line entry with badge, crest, shield or illuminated capital
£386.00
8 line entry with floral emblem £386.00
8 line entry with badge, crest, shield or illuminated capital
£414.00
8 line entry with full coat of arms £432.00
Memorial card - Standard 2 line entry £41.00
Memorial card - 5 line entry £50.00
Memorial card - 8 line entry £67.65
Memorial card - 5 line entry with motif £83.80
Memorial card - 8 line entry with motif £94.00

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