Burials and graves
Exclusive Right of Burial
When you buy a grave at Easthampstead Park Cemetery, what you are actually buying is the Exclusive Right of Burial for a specific period of 75 years. You are not buying the grave freehold; it is more like purchasing a lease.
No burial may take place in the grave and no memorial may be placed on the grave without the written permission of the grave owner during the period of the Exclusive Rights.
Deed of Grant
The council’s records contain the details of the registered grave owners. However, it is important that the grave owners keep their Deed of Grant somewhere safe.
We issue the Deed of Grant when the grave is first purchased. It should be produced for each burial. Possession of the Deed does not in itself signify ownership of the Exclusive Rights.