Cemetery

SOUTH CAVE

  Cemetery History

By 1872 the churchyard at All Saint’s Church had become overcrowded. Therefore, Charles Edward Gee Barnard of Cave Castle donated an acre and  rood for a new burial ground, which was consecrated in 1873. This cemetery was placed under the control of a burial board of seven members. As of 1910, it was administered by the Parish Council.

The grounds were extended in 1967, with a further extension consecrated in 2011. The chapel was designed by Smith & Brodrick of Hull and  built by local builder Thomas Goodwill for £800. It has unusual red acorn roof tiles, an apsidal east end, and a bell turret to the west.

The first interment in the cemetery was of William Thompson, aged 7 months. Over the years, the chapel was no longer used for funeral services and fell into a poor state of repair, becoming the target of vandals. However, a group of volunteers formed the Friends of South Cave Cemetery Chapel and raised funds for restoration work.

Restoration work was carried out over a period of several years, with summer concerts and Christmas Carol services being held in the chapel. It is a listed building, but without electricity, water or sanitary arrangements its use is limited.

The lychgate was also designed by Smith & Brodrick, and was restored early in the 21st Century.

The Victorian brass bell which tolled at burials was stolen from the chapel bell turret some years ago. However, it mysteriously reappeared, having been painted black, at the back of a cupboard in the Town Hall in 1992. A parish councillor had the bell restored and it is now on show in the Town Hall Chamber. The table from the chapel is now in All Saint’s Church in front of the organ.

Exclusive Rights

Garden of Remembrance plot

£140.00

This price is for South Cave residents. 

EXCLUSIVE RIGHT of an 18” (450mm) x 18” (450mm) plot in the Garden of Remembrance (100 years).

Price for non-resident £570.00

Cemetery plot

£140.00

This price is for South Cave residents. 

EXCLUSIVE RIGHT of burial in a grave space 8ft (2438mm) x 4ft (1219mm) in the Extension Cemetery (100 years).

Price for non-resident £690.00

Internment

No Fee

This price is for South Cave residents. 

Stillborn child or person whose age at time of death did not exceed one month.

Price for non-residents £25.00

£26.00

This price is for South Cave residents. 

Person whose age at time of death exceeded one month, but did not exceed sixteen years.

Price for non-residents £52.00

£100.00

This price is for South Cave residents. 

Person whose age at death exceeded sixteen years.

Price for non-residents £784.00

£100.00

This price is for South Cave residents. 

Interment of cremated remains in existing grave.

Price for non-residents £255.00

No Fee

This price is for South Cave residents. 

Stillborn child or person whose age at time of death did not exceed one month.

Price for non-residents £25.00

£26.00

This price is for South Cave residents. 

Person whose age at time of death exceeded one month, but did not exceed sixteen years.

Price for non-residents £52.00

£100.00

This price is for South Cave residents. 

Person whose age at death exceeded sixteen years.

Price for non-residents £784.00

£100.00

This price is for South Cave residents. 

Interment of cremated remains in existing grave.

Price for non-residents £255.00

Monuments, gravestones and plaques

CEMETERY – monuments, gravestones, tablets.

£70.00

This price is for South Cave residents. 

The maximum measurements of any headstone or tablet – for which permission has been granted – is 4’6″ (1370mm) high by 2’6″ (760mm) wide.

Price for non-residents £210.00

GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE – plaques

£60.00

This price is for South Cave residents. 

The maximum measurement of any plaque is 18” (450mm) x 18” (450mm). It must be laid flat 1″ (25mm) below ground level.

Price for non-residents £210.00

All inscriptions to face the east

The above charges do not include Grave Digger or Vicar’s fees.

The Parish Council is responsible for the maintenance of the Cemetery, and request that the Cemetery and Garden of Remembrance Guidance and Rules are adhered to.

Amended on Tuesday 13th June 2017.

South Cave Cemetery Rules

WHERE WE ARE
The Town Hall
40-42 Market Place
South Cave
East Yorkshire
HU15 2AT
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OPENING TIMES
Monday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
 GET IN TOUCH
Clerk: Mrs Lyndsey Fielding
Mob: 07495 638552
Tel: 01430 421044
Email: clerk@southcavepc.gov.uk

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