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Cemeteries and Closed Churchyards

 

What To Do After Someone Dies

 

Please click here for more information on how to Register a Death, Arrange a Funeral and Deaths Abroad.

 

 

Thorpe Road Cemetery

 

Melton Borough Council provides burial facilities at its award-winning Thorpe Road Cemetery on the east side of Melton Mowbray next to the A607 road to Grantham. To see the location of Thorpe Road Cemetery on a map, please click here.

 

For more information regarding Thorpe Road Cemetery, please click on one of the links below:

Cemetery Chapel

 

Thorpe Road cemetery offers a picturesque stone chapel for burial services of all denominations. There is an organ, a tape recorder and a CD player in the chapel. There is also a wheelchair if required. The chapel is not large, but can seat 50 with comfort.

 

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Parking

 

Cars are allowed into the Cemetery. Parking is not restricted but there is limited capacity.

 

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Grave Types

 

Three types of grave are offered:

  • treble grave for 3 persons (3m deep for first interment);
  • double grave for 2 persons (2.3m deep for first interment);
  • single grave (1.5m deep)

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Interments

 

Either a single, double or treble grave may be chosen. There is a separate area of the cemetery for the internment of children. A casket of cremated remains may either be buried in an existing grave, in a special plot provided, or in an underground vault in the Garden of Remembrance.

 

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Buying a Grave

 

At Thorpe Road Cemetery in Melton Mowbray, we offer several types of grave. The exclusive right of burial is sold for 100 years. These are known as 'purchased graves'. Grave spaces can be purchased as a way of reserving space in the Council's cemetery. People wishing to make their own arrangements should contact the Council. If you would like to view the cemetery to identify a particular place we are pleased to arrange this. To contact the us regarding this please call 01664 502325.

 

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Cremated Remains

 

Cremated remains burials are 0.6m deep in a cremation plot. These have room for 6 interments if required for a family plot. Cremated burial vaults for 2 persons include stone and first inscription. We are able to offer Scattering of Ashes in a garden of remembrance (with an option of a bronze plaque), and Scattering of Ashes in a secondary garden with the option of a Vase Block and first inscription. Burials of ashes in existing burial plots are 0.6m deep.

 

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Grave Dressing

 

All graves are dressed with grass matting putlogs and lowering webbings during on-site ceremonies.

 

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Ordering a Memorial

 

Memorials in cemeteries are permitted subject to meeting reasonable conditions. A funeral director should be able to advise on this. A funeral director or Stonemason will need to submit an Application for a memorial to Melton Borough Council with detailed specifications to ensure that the design, materials, inscription and size comply with the Cemetery Regulations. If they comply then a permit will be issued to the stonemason concerned. Application forms are available from this link: Application Form

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Cremation

 

Melton Borough Council has no crematorium facility. The two nearest crematoria can be found in Loughborough and Grantham:

 

Loughborough Crematorium

Leicester Road

Loughborough

LE11 2AF

Tel: (01509) 214 797

Map of Loughborough Crematorium

 

Grantham Crematorium

Harrowby Road

Grantham

NG31 9DT

Tel: (01476) 569 083

Map of Grantham Crematorium;  

 

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Book of Remembrance

 

There are two Books of Remembrance each covering a period of six months and they provide an alternative form of memorial. The Chapel may be visited and the Book of Remembrance viewed  by prior consultation, please contact us on 01664 502325 to arrange this.

 

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Monuments

 

On the lawned sections, a monument may only be erected at the head of the grave. Regretfully, kerbs and other monuments will not be allowed: this is in order to continue the high standards of appearance at the cemetery and keep maintenance costs down. Please contact your local stonemason for advice on the choice of monuments.

 

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Garden of Remembrance and Wall of Remembrance

 

The Garden of Remembrance is available for the scattering of Cremated Remains. The Wall of Remembrance is also available for the display of bronze memorial plaques, with individually chosen inscriptions, which may be purchased solely through the Council. Vase blocks are also available around the Memorial Garden. Please do not erect or place any other type of memorial within this area, with the exception of flower vases, as it causes inconvenience and distress to others who also have suffered the loss of a loved one.

 

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Flowers and Wreaths

 

Flowers and wreaths which have deteriorated may be removed and disposed of at the discretion of the Council. Christmas wreaths may be removed the following March. Other wreaths may be removed during the course of the grass mowing season where they are likely to impede Cemetery maintenance work.

 

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Cemetery Opening Times

 

Thorpe Road cemetery is open daily.

 

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Charges

 

Details of charges for cemetery services are set out in the tables below.

The under mentioned fees and charges are effective from 1st April, 2013 until 31st March 2014.
 

Internment Charges

 

Item

Cost

VAT

Purchase Grave

£620.00

Exempt

Purchase Grave - child (1-14)

£187.00

Exempt

Purchase Grave - under 1 year

£1.00

Exempt

Purchase - cremated remains plot

£248.00

Exempt

First Interment

£390.00

Exempt

Subsequent Interments

£334.00

Exempt

Child's Grave internment (1-14)

£123.00

Exempt

Interment of Stillborn and under 1 year

£1.00

Exempt

Grave Digging more than 2.3m

Actual Cost

Exempt

Interment of Cremated Remains

£98.00

Exempt

Interment of Cremated Remains (child)

£65.00

Exempt

Scattering of Cremated Remains

£61.00

Exempt

Scattering of Cremated remains (child)

£48.00

Exempt

Sanctum II Vault Interment £59.00

Exempt

 Double the charges specified above shall be paid for the interment of a person who is not a resident within the town of Melton Mowbray, in accordance with the regulations relating to the Cemetery.     
Registration Fee £31.00 Outside Scope

 

Charges for Placing Monuments on Graves (including first inscription)


Item

Cost

VAT

Headstone and Base

£107.00

Plus VAT

Kerbs (ordinary)

£158.00

Plus VAT

Kerbs (Child's grave)

£92.00

Plus VAT

Body stone, obelisk, etc

£158.00

Plus VAT

Scroll or book up to 350mm (14 inches)

£79.00

Plus VAT

Vase, small cuboid tablet or drop plinth

£48.00

Plus VAT

Wooden Cross

£48.00

Plus VAT

Removal/Additional Inscription

£31.00

Plus VAT


Memorial Garden


Item

Cost

VAT

Purchase of Granite Sanctum 2 Cremation Vaults

£521.00

Plus VAT

Purchase of Granite Vase Block

£304.00

Plus VAT

Replacement Plaque (Sanctum 2)

£114.00

Plus VAT

Replacement Plaque (Vase Block)

£109.00

Plus VAT

Pictorial/Relief (sanctum 2 and Vase Block)

£104.00

Plus VAT


Garden of Remembrance


Item

Cost

VAT

Plaque - standard size

£134.00

Plus VAT

Book of Memory - 2 line inscription

£84.00

Plus VAT

Additional line of inscription in Book of Memory

£79.00

Plus VAT

Installation of Memorial Bench (Installation Only) £168.00 Plus VAT
Search of Cemetery Records £23 per hour  


Late Funeral Charges (extra)


Late charges are applied to any funeral which takes place after 1pm.

Item

Cost

Interment of Cremated Remains & Scatterings

 

Monday to Friday 3:00pm

£64.00

Monday to Friday 3:30pm

£79.00

Monday to Friday 4:00pm

£98.00

 

 

 

 

Interments (Burials)

 

Monday to Friday 2:30pm

£64.00

Monday to Friday 3:00pm

£98.00

Monday to Friday 3:30pm

£134.00

Monday to Friday 4:00pm

£160.00

 

 

 

All payments should be made by sending a cheque made payable to Melton Borough Council to Parkside, Station Approach, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, LEICS, LE13 1GH.

 

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Cemetery Bylaws

 

To view the current Cemetery Bylaws, please click here.

 

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