Our Wooden Bier and Shelter
We offer the use of our wooden bier and shelter to every funeral, at no additional cost. We actively encourage families to use the wooden bier, and participate in carrying their loved one to their final resting place.
Wales is, of course, known for its rainy days and therefore the shelter can be used for funeral gatherings during poor weather. The shelter is a new addition to Hay Meadow Burial Ground, having been constructed and designed by us in May 2019. We also display the Welsh Slate Heart memorials in the shelter which overlooks the Meadow and Busnant Wood which we are creating.
Silver Birch Glade
(Located towards the corner of the Hay Meadow
and includes the planting of a large Silver Birch Tree)
*There is no additional charge for the planting of native trees
Grave Preparation & Administration Fee
(payable at the time of need)
*Please note we reserve the right to increase grave preparation fees for larger coffins*
Interment of Ashes
Hay Meadow & Woodland
Interment of ashes - £355
Preparation & Administration Fee - £95
Interment of ashes* with a body burial, per set - £60
*All ashes burials are officially recorded in our Burial Register book.
Close to the entrance and the picnic table, where you can sit and look up at the hills
Central spot, close to a path which runs through the middle of the meadow
Silver Birch Glade
Under Silver Birch trees towards the corner of the meadow
Close to the path on the edge of Busnant Wood
Near the shelter, looking down on Busnant Wood
Corner of Busnant Wood, close to an old Oak tree
*Please note ashes can only be buried in biodegradable caskets or scattered directly into the prepared grave*
*Plots can be reserved (including family plots) for a fee of £200 per plot*
We do not charge an Attendance Fee to attend a funeral as we feel it is important that we attend to ensure we are on hand to support families.
There is also no additional burial registrations fees or additional charges for weekend funerals.
Right of Burial
When reserving a ‘Right of Burial’ on your chosen spot, it is secured; whether you occupy it immediately or in 10, 20 or 60 years time. The purchase of a reserved Right of Burial is for the right to be buried in the plot only and does not confer ownership of the ground or any other rights. If you choose to reserve a spot, you will be given a Reservation Certificate which provides details of the chosen spot.
The grave preparation and administration fees may rise over time and are payable when a burial takes place. However, should your plot remain unoccupied within 30 years from date of reservation, your spot will expire unless you contact us and re-sign – at no extra cost, to confirm that you still wish to be buried with us. Of course, if you move home you will also need to notify us so we can do our best to try and contact you.
*Please note a Right of Burial is not transferable*
Plots can only be reserved directly from Hay Meadow Burial Ground.
We appreciate that sometimes situations can change. Refunds will be issued on request, based on the original purchase price and subject to an Administration Fee of £200.00 per plot.