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Glebe Cemetery Entrance

Following the closure of St Gluvias Churchyard in 2003, the Council purchased a pretty plot of land nearby, to provide the town with a new cemetery. The Glebe Cemetery, as it is now known, is in a very quiet area overlooking the town. Everyone is welcome to visit, we just ask that the peace and dignity of the cemetery is respected.


Accessible documents

We’re working on making our published documents more accessible. You may also request a published document in an alternative format.


Grave ownership

When a grave is purchased a deed will be issued giving the exclusive right of burial to the grave owners named on it. This deed is a legal document and possession of it does not signify ownership, you’ll need to keep this in a safe place.

The exclusive right of burial is a lease on a grave; it lasts for 50 years and gives the grave owners’ burial rights providing there is sufficient space.

We usually put one or two names on a deed; however we will allow up to four persons to be named on a deed. It is useful to note that before a grave can be opened, or a memorial stone put up or altered, permission needs to be given in writing by all named persons on the deed, this can prove difficult if a family dispute arises or a named person moves abroad. You will need to keep us informed should a deed owner move house.

All grave owners have a legal right to be buried in the grave providing there is sufficient space. If there are several grave owners and one passes away, the rights are automatically shared between the remaining owners. If the last grave owner passes away, they still retain the right to be buried in the grave, but ownership must be transferred before a headstone can be put up or altered.


Cemetery fees

Fees, payments and sums fixed and settled under Section 34 of the Burial Act 1852 and by Penryn Town Council under Section 214 of the Local Government Act 1972 made and adopted at a meeting of the Council held on 5 October 2015 to be effective from 1 November 2015.

Penryn Town Council does not employ a sexton and therefore all fees are exclusive of digging. The digging of graves in Glebe Cemetery is arranged through the funeral director.

Internments

These fees apply to an earthen grave for which an exclusive right of burial must be purchased.

Interment of the body of:

A resident still-born or the body of a child whose age at the time of death did not exceed 17 years

No charge

A non-resident still-born or the body of a child whose age at the time of death did not exceed 17 years

£100.00

A resident whose age at the time of death exceeded 17 years

£150.00

A non-resident whose age at the time of death exceeded 17 years

£300.00

Interment of a second body of:

A resident whose age at the time of death exceeded 17 years

£100.00

A non-resident whose age at the time of death exceeded 17 years

£200.00

Exclusive rights of burial

These fees are in addition to internment fees and apply to the exclusive right of burial in an earthen grave (8 ft by 4 ft) for a period of 50 years. The fees include the Deed of Grant and all expenses thereof.

Exclusive right of burial in an earthen grave for:

A resident whose age at the time of death did not exceed 17 years

No charge

A non-resident whose age at the time of death did not exceed 17 years

£100.00

A resident whose age at the time of death exceeded 17 years

£100.00

A non-resident whose age at the time of death exceeded 17 years

£200.00

Exclusive right of burial of cremated remains for:

A resident whose age at the time of death did not exceed 17 years

No charge

A non-resident whose age at the time of death did not exceed 17 years

£50.00

A resident whose age at the time of death exceeded 17 years

£50.00

A non-resident whose age at the time of death exceeded 17 years

£100.00

Cremated remains

These fees apply to the interment of cremated remains on existing graves, or existing or new plots in the cremated remains section of the cemetery.

Interment of cremated remains of:

A resident whose age at the time of death did not exceed 17 years

No charge

A non-resident whose age at the time of death did not exceed 17 years

£50.00

A resident whose age at the time of death exceeded 17 years

£50.00

A non-resident whose age at the time of death exceeded 17 years

£100.00

Monuments

These fees apply to the right to erect a monument on a grave or cremated remains plot in respect of which the exclusive right of burial has been purchased.

Permission to erect a monument not exceeding 3ft by 3ft (900mm by 900mm)

£65.00

Permission to erect a vase, temporary cross, or grave marker bearing the name of the deceased

£20.00

Permission to place a tablet of 2ft by 2ft (600mm by 600mm) on a cremated remains plot

£45.00

For each additional inscription after the first

£30.00

Additional fees

For a grave dug out of rotation

£90.00

For the exhumation of a coffin

£300.00

For the exhumation of a casket of cremated remains

£100.00

For the transfer of exclusive rights of burial (including new Deed of Grant)

£25.00


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Cemetery regulations

The cemetery is managed and operated by Penryn Town Council in accordance with the Local Authorities’ Cemeteries Order (LACO) 1977, as amended by the Local Authorities’ (Amendment) Order 1984 and such other regulations as may be made by the Secretary of State for the Department of Justice from time to time.

Glebe Cemetery Regulations (PDF)