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 2022 until 31st March 2023.

Area
Price
Combe
£1345
Down
£1070
Spinney
£855
Registration fee
£215
Area
Price
Combe
£670
Down
£535
Spinney
£425
Registration fee
£215
Item
Price
Burial grave digging (weekday)
£475
Ashes grave digging (weekday)
£175
Grave digging (weekend)
POA
Ashes grave digging (weekends)
£265
Weekend custodian attendance fee
£65
Item
Cost
Tree dedication
£805
Memorial plaque (25 years)
£300
Extra ashes in same plot
£215
Pet's ashes with owner - Registered
£215
Pet's ashes with owner - Unregistered
£55
Standing order admin fee
£65
Weekend custodian attendance fee
£65

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 purchasing a burial plot or ashes interment for someone who has died, please complete our online application form.

Or you can download and complete the PDF interment form (once completed, please send a photograph/scan of it to dorset@leedam.co.uk).

Apply onlineDownload interment form

Planning ahead?

If you are planning ahead and making future funeral arrangements, please complete our online application form.

Or you can download the pdf pre-purchase application form (once completed, please email a photograph/scan of it to dorset@leedam.co.uk).

Apply onlineDownload pre-purchase form

Combining ashes with a burial or interment

An extra set of ashes can be included in a coffin or combined in one ashes plot at the time of interment.

If you would like to combine ashes with an interment, please use our online application process. Or download and complete the following form in addition to the main interment or pre-purchase form.

Apply onlineDownload combined ashes form

Dedicate a memorial plaque

Would you like to dedicate an engraved wooden memorial plaque for someone within the memorial shelter?

Please complete our online application form. Or download the PDF memorial application form (once completed, please send a photograph/scan of it to dorset@leedam.co.uk).

Apply onlineDownload plaque application form

Plant a tree for life

We offer tree dedications and memorial tree planting along the edge of the burial meadow.

If you would you like to dedicate a tree at the burial meadow, please complete our online application form. Or you can download the tree for life PDF application form (once completed, please send it a photograph/scan of it to dorset@leedam.co.uk).

Apply onlineDownload tree application 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. There is an extra £65 charge for this option, to cover the additional bookkeeping involved. If you would like to pay by standing order, please inform us when you apply.

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 us and we will be happy to help.