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An Exclusive Right of Burial allows the purchaser of such to bury human remains in an agreed grave space.  A grave which is subject to an Exclusive Right of Burial may not be opened and no additional remains may be buried there without the owner’s permission and providing there is sufficient burial space available.

 

The registered owner of the Exclusive Rights of Burial of a grave plot will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of a memorial stone placed on it.  For further information on Memorial Safety, please follow the link to view our page on Closed Churchyards.

 

The Council will grant Exclusive Right of Burial in a grave for 50 years.  An additional fee is payable for the extension of an Exclusive Right of Burial up to a maximum of 100 years in 25 year increments.  The fee for an Exclusive Right of Burial and extension thereto is set out in the Table of Fees.

 

An Exclusive Right of Burial does not constitute any ownership of land, this remains in the ownership of the Council.  It is purely the right to have a burial in a selected grave.

 

The Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial does not include permission to erect a memorial.  The Right to Erect a Memorial must be applied for separately.

 

The owner(s) of the Exclusive Right of Burial must be the same as the owner of the Right to Erect a Memorial.

 

Please note that due to the anticipated demand for the cemetery provision at Sytch Lane, we will not be permitting the pre-purchase of any burial rights.

 

Link:

 

Closed Churchyards (including information on Memorial Safety)

 

Contact:

 
Bereavement Services
Telephone: (01902) 696111
Fax: (01902) 846553
Email: bereavementservices@sstaffs.gov.uk
 
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