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        Ramsgate Cemetery

        The Cemetery’s Office is based at Thanet Crematorium and is open from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.  Please note the office is not open at weekends or public holidays.

        The Cemetery Grounds and Remembrance Chapel will be open to the public daily from 9.00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m. (March to September), 9.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. (October to February) and until 4.00 p.m. on weekends, Bank or General Holidays.

        Burial services at Ramsgate cemetery

        Burials can take place between the hours of 9.30 am and 2.30 pm Monday to Friday. There is a small chapel at the cemetery which can seat 20 – 30 people.

        There are no restrictions on the content of the service and can be either religious or non-religious depending on the wishes of the family.

        There are facilities to play music from CDs and if required an organist can be booked.  We do request any down-loaded music is tested at the Cemetery prior to the service to avoid any disappointment on the day of the service.

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        Purchasing a burial plot in Ramsgate cemetery

        In Ramsgate Cemetery, there is very little new burial ground available, however, it is possible to re-use previously buried in plots (which have not been used for a minimum of 100 years, and do not have a memorial).  Should you choose a burial plot at Ramsgate, please telephone us on 01843 577333 and we will arrange for a member of staff to meet you at the Cemetery to view plots available.

        At the time of the first interment, a small stone will be placed on the plot stating the plot number and the surname of the deceased.

        Purchasing a plot you would own the right to bury in that plot and be able to erect a memorial of your choice (please refer to the Memorials for permitted sizes).  Should you wish to erect a memorial, this can be carried out via a stone mason and would incur their charges.

        In purchasing a burial plot you would be purchasing the Exclusive Burial Rights of a plot in the Cemetery currently for fifty years.  Therefore you will be the person responsible for the maintenance of the plot, the person to sign for any memorials placed on the plot and your permission will be required to open the plot at any time.  In the case of joint ownership, all owners will be required to give their consent.  Up to a maximum of four people may be joint owners of the EROB, allowing them all the automatic right to be buried in the plot (space allowing) and have equal responsibilities for memorials etc).  The deeds will then remain with the joint owners until such a time of the death of the last surviving person, then passing to their executor.  Please refer to the burial rights section for further information regarding transferring burial rights.

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        Fees and charges for Ramsgate cemetery

        Fees for 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

        Ramsgate Cemetery

        Purchase exclusive right of burial (50 years)£710
        Purchase exclusive right of burial (75 years)£950
        Single depth interment£780
        Double depth interment£980
        Triple depth interment£1,190
        First interment£1,300
        Number stone (at time of first interment)£18
        Environmental surcharge (adult burials only)£110
        Use of cemetery chapel£77
        Other fees are available on request
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        Memorials in Ramsgate cemetery

        At the time of the first interment in a plot at Ramsgate Cemetery, we will mark the plot with a small number stone stating the plot number and name of the deceased.  However, in many cases people choose to erect a headstone memorial.  In order to do this, you will need to contact a stonemason who will be able to discuss the types of memorial available.

        All memorials erected in the Cemetery will need to be fixed by either a BRAMM or NAMM registered stonemason.  The stonemason will complete an application form with you and the form will then be sent to this office for approval.  Once the memorial has been approved, the stonemason will then be able to arrange a date to fix your memorial.

        Memorial Sizes

        Adults – For Headstones

        Concrete foundation 3 feet by 18 inches by min 3 inches sunk to ground level

        Base 3 inches thick by 2 ft or 2 ft 6 inches cemented to foundation

        Headstone cemented and dowelled to base

        Maximum height 4 feet from ground level

        A BRAMM approved ground anchor system is to be used

        For kerbs (where permitted)

        Landing 7 feet by 3 feet, kerbs 6 feet 9 inches by 3 feet, dowelled to headstone and posts to kerb

        Children – For Headstones

        Concrete foundation 3 foot 6 inches by 1 foot 6 inches by 3” thick sunk to ground level

        Base 3 inches thick by 1 foot by 2 foot 6 inches cemented to foundation

        Headstone cemented and dowelled to base

        Maximum height 3 feet from ground level

        A BRAMM approved ground anchor system is to be used

        For kerbs (where permitted)

        Landing 4 feet by 2 foot 6 inches, dowelled to headstone and posts to kerb

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        Map of Ramsgate cemetery

        How to get to Ramsgate cemetery

        Closest train station: Ramsgate

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