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Burial of ashes

​Ash burial options

Options for burying ashes differ between cemeteries.

Use our find a cemetery location search, to check the options offered.

Plot burials

Up to eight sets of cremated remains can be buried within a plot with the permission of the exclusive burial right holder.

Ashes, garden and lawn memorials

Plots for two sets of ashes.

Flat plaques of granite or bronze may be placed on the surrounding grass verge.

Family memorial gardens

Tree memorials offer up to sixteen plots for the interment of ashes.

Columbarium (niche) wall

Up to two urns of ashes may be placed within each niche in the columbarium walls.