Tessa and Jeremy Russell

Dorset landowners & custodians
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Prices

At the Dorset Downs Natural Burial Ground, you can purchase a burial plot or an ashes plot, either ahead of time or for someone who has died.

Please see the table below for prices valid from 1st April 2021 until 31st March 2022.

Area
Price
Combe
£1250
Down
£995
Spinney
£795
Registration fee
£200
Area
Price
Combe
£625
Down
£495
Spinney
£395
Registration fee
£200
Item
Price
Burial grave digging (weekday)
£440
Ashes grave digging (weekday)
£165
Grave digging (weekend)
POA
Ashes grave digging (weekends)
POA
Item
Cost
Tree dedication
£750
Memorial plaque (25 years)
£280
Extra ashes in same plot
£200
Include Pet's Ashes with Owner
£50
Standing order admin fee
£60
Weekend custodian attendance fee
£60

For information about babies and children’s funerals, please click here. You can read our rules and regulations here, and find the burial contract here.

Application Forms

Arranging a funeral now?

If you are arranging a funeral now and would like to buy a burial plot or ashes interment, please download and complete the interment form. Once you have completed it, please send it (or a photograph of it) to dorset@leedam.com.

Download interment form

Planning ahead?

If you are planning ahead and making future funeral arrangements, please download the pre-purchase application form. Once you have completed it, please send it (or a photograph of it) to dorset@leedam.com.

Download pre-purchase form

Combining ashes with a burial or interment

For two sets of ashes or to place ashes into the same grave as a burial at the same time please complete the following form in addition to the main interment or pre-purchase form.

Download combined interment form

Dedicate a memorial plaque

Would you like to dedicate an engraved wooden memorial plaque for someone within the memorial shelter? Please download the memorial application form. Once completed, please send it (or a photograph of it) to dorset@leedam.com.

Download memorial plaque form

Plant a tree for life

We offer tree dedications and memorial tree planting along the edge of the burial meadow. If you would like to dedicate a tree, please download the tree for life application form. Once completed, please send it (or a photograph of it) to dorset@leedam.com.

Download a tree for life form

Coronavirus supplementary form

This form is for funeral directors where the applicant cannot sign the application form. Complete this form and email it to us with the application form to dorset@leedam.com.

Download COVID-19 supplementary form

How to pay

To purchase a burial plot, ashes interment, memorial or any of the above, please follow the instructions on the relevant form and make a bank transfer. If you have any issues or questions about making a bank transfer, please call us on 01600716438 or email us.

If you are planning ahead and pre-purchasing a plot, you can either pay in full, or we offer a standing order monthly payment scheme.

Paying by standing order

If buying in advance, you can spread the cost over ten or twenty months by instructing your bank to make regular monthly payments. Please note that there is an extra £60 charge for this option, to cover the additional bookkeeping involved.

Download standing order form

Have any questions?

If you have any questions, need any help completing the forms or would like to visit the Dorset Downs natural burial ground, please contact Tessa and she will be happy to help.