Higher Ground Meadow


Price List 1st April 2017 – 31st March 2018


Meadow Grave: £495: Grants the right of a single burial or two sets of ashes.


Meadow Grave for ashes: £265: Permits one burial of ashes, limited choice of position. Also, spaces at the front of Tor View Wood £355.00


Woodland Grave:  Ash Grove or Cherry Copse £740. Grants the right of a single burial, included is the planting of a young native tree, a tree guard and 5-year guarantee against failure. These plots may also be used for the burial of two sets of ashes, usually with the tree planted in the centre.


Tor View Wood, our newest area for woodland burial with fantastic views across to the Mendip hills, Glastonbury Tor and Alfred’s Tower near Stourhead graves are from £935. including the tree. We have a small area at the front of this section for the burial of ashes £355 (no tree)

Woodland Grave for one set of ashes.  All woodland areas have available, plots beside a central shared tree, where two different families use either side of a tree from £305.


 Woodland Grave: Ryams Spinney £605.This is a separate area where graves are used in sequence and we are unable to offer reservations beside. A whole grave may be used for one full burial or the interment of two sets of ashes. (second set of ashes may be at a later date if required)

Grave preparation and completion is in addition to the above prices, currently £295 for a full grave and £95 for ash graves or £45 for ashes under the turf. If you require to inter some ashes at the same time as a full burial or an extra set when an ashes interment is taking place the fee is £45.


Memorial Plaques: available for all graves made from local green oak with recessed metal name plate in either brass or black anodised aluminium with gold lettering.                                                        

plate sizes - small 4” x 2” £72.00       medium 4” x 4” or  5” x 3” £92.50

large 5” x 5” £113.75     Ex. large   6” x 6” £124.50     motifs at £12 each.

                                                      

Adopt a Memorial Tree: in the driveway or the shelterbelt £175 a memorial plaque may be purchased for positioning beside the tree. The right to this memorial is for the life of the tree or 125 years.


Higher Ground Meadow Trust.        We have a legal trust in place for the long-term security of the burial ground, ensuring that it will never be sold.  Any individual purchasing burial rights, adopting a tree or scattering ashes will be asked to contribute to the trust a minimum £25 per plot or person. This fund will be used to manage the site when it is full and burials cease.

(trust receipts are issued and the fund is bi-annually inspected by a solicitor)


Higher Ground Barn:  £145. The building is available to hire for holding the funeral or memorial service of your choice, without time constraints.  The barn has seating for 100 (+ standing) and a wood burning stove for heating. Whatever your thoughts or wishes are please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate them and help you to have a truly memorable and individual service. A toilet adjoins the barn which is wheelchair accessible as is the barn and many wheelchair users have successfully negotiated the mown pathways in the burial area, slightly dependant on weather conditions.       Note: no facilities for refreshments, two local inns within 1.5 miles. The licence granting the right of burial at Higher Ground Meadow is for the term of 125 years, from the date of interment. We make no charge for maintenance; it is our pleasure to keep the whole area looking as natural as possible whilst promising our love and devotion to this very special place.


Please ensure you read our current terms and conditions.


For the burial of babies or children please contact us.

Planning for the future, increasingly individuals are making decisions about where they would like their final resting place to be and what type of service they would like etc. We offer the pre-need purchase of burial rights by full payment at current prices; if a close relative or partner wishes to ensure they will be able to use an adjoining plot this may also be purchased or reserved with a £50 non-refundable deposit, this will be deducted from the current prices applicable at the time of use.

Funeral Plans are available please ask for details.