Note to Undertakers & Stonemasons:

Burial ServicesIf you wish to book a burial, please complete the Application of Burial Form and bring with you at the time of booking.

In order to erect or alter a memorial, please complete the Application of Monument Form and return it to Stowmarket Town Council.  Please note that memorials should not be erected until a year after burial takes place in order for the ground to settle. This only applies to burial plots not cremation plots.

All memorials must be erected in accordance with BS8415 and the National Association of Memorial Mason’s (NAMM) or the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) Code of Practice current at the time of installation. Applicants should ensure that they arrange the necessary insurance cover in respect of memorials of any description for which permits are issued.

The Council has resolved that no further kerbstones, flatstones, gardens or mounds shall be permitted in any part of the Stowmarket Cemeteries or any extensions thereof, with a view to making these areas a Lawn Cemetery.  A full copy of the cemetery regulations can be found below.

For all enquiries regarding Stowmarket Cemetery, please contact Sarah Parramint at Stowmarket Town Council, Milton House, Milton Road South, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14   1EZ. Tel: 01449 612060 or email

Burial Fees and Charges

Stowmarket Resident Non-Resident*
Still born or child under 1 year Nil Nil
Child over 1 year but under 12 Nil Nil
Person over 12 £350.00 £700.00
Cremated remains £280.00 £560.00
Scattering remains on an existing grave £85.00 £170.00
Purchase of Burial plot for 25 years £410.00 £820.00
Purchase of Ashes plot for 25 years £365.00 £730.00
Transfer of EROB TBC TBC
Renewal of EROB TBC TBC
Fee for headstone erection £215.00 £430.00
Flower vase £49.00 £98.00
Scroll, open book, not higher than 1ft £69.00 £138.00
Additional inscriptions to headstones £67.00 £134.00
Wooden cross £33.50 £67.00
Annual care of child’s grave £35.00 £70.00
Annual care of adult’s grave £53.00 £106.00
Use of Bier inside the Cemetery £50.00 £100.00
Turfing of child’s grave £30.00 £60.00
Turfing of adult’s grave £42.00 £84.00
Search for a grave space Nil Nil

Cemetery Regulations

Cemetery Regulations