St James' Cemetery ยป Burial Receipts

Burial Receipts

Examples of some burial receipts are shown below.

As an example, charges were set in February 1849 as follows:
(The number in brackets is the approximate equivalent price in 2018)

Catacomb - £70 (£8,630)
Half catacomb - £36 15s (£4,500)
Vault in Division A - £18 18s (£2,300)
Vault in LWT - £31 10s (£4,000)
Vault in HWT - £26 5s (£3,200)
Vault round Huskisson’s monument - £26 5s (£3,200)
Interment in a vault - £1 12s (£185)
Family graves - £4 15s (£590)
Grave in HWT - £6 15s (£830)
Interment in a grave - 15s (£92)
Single interment in a grave with a portion of stone - £1 1s (£130)
Single interment in the poor district - 12s 6d (£78)
If under 5 years old - 10d (£5)

For each head stone - £2 7s 6d (£293)
For each flat stone - £2 2s 6d (£263)
For each foot stone - 8s 6d (£52)
For each side stone - 15s (£93)

If ornamented, to be charged accordingly for lettering:
Old English capitals - 3s per dozen (£18)
Large letters - 2s per dozen (£12)
Small letters - 1s per dozen (£6)

For admission of monument:
Railing or chains - £5 5s (£648)
Head stone - £1 1s (£130)
Flat stone - £1 1s (£130)
Foot or side stone - 10s (£62)