Brookwood Cemetery Rules & Regulations
1a. Notice of Interment shall be given on the Company's official form and all fees and charges shall be paid at the offices of the Company. Such notice must be received at the offices of the Company not later than mid-day on the day preceding the Interment. Same day Interments are permitted only with the consent of the Company. If the grave site is to be used for the burial of any person other than the holder of the rights of burial in relation thereto then a signed letter written by the holder must be delivered to the Company at least 24 hours before the grave is prepared.
1b. If a grave is required to be re-opened then written consent must be obtained from the owner and the Brookwood Interment Form must be completed in full.
2. Interments my take place on all days except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays when they may only take place by special arrangement in writing and are subject to an additional fee.
3. The Company will only permit a grave space to be reserved on the following conditions:
4. If an exhumation is required then permission must be obtained from the relevant authorities, details of which may be obtained from the Cemetery Management. There will be a charge for exhumations and the exhumed grave will revert back to Cemetery Ownership without any recompense payable.
5. All grave sites must be maintained at the expense of the grantee, either by the grantee personally or by the Company subject to payment of the Company's maintenance fees from time to time in force. Third party contractors will not be permitted to carry out maintenance work on behalf of the grantees. It is the Company's responsibility to place a location marker on a grave or reserved allotment for the first six months. After this the grantee is obliged to place a permanent tablet, headstone or full memorial.
6. Coffins of lead must be used in all cases on interments in vaults, mausoleums or brick graves.
7. Photographs of graves may not be taken without permission of the grantee, countersigned by the Company.
8. Works of every description shall be carried out continuously.
9. All visitors or tradesman must report to the Cemetery Office upon arrival. No workmen shall be admitted or material received in the cemetery on Saturdays, Sundays or Public Holidays or on other days except between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm. All workmen employed in fixing painting or restoring monuments or gravestones shall leave at 5.00pm.
10. No vehicle of any description shall remain in the cemetery longer than is necessary for unloading or loading nor shall they be turned on the road or allowed on the turf.
11. Application to the Company for consent to erect gravestones, monuments or other erections (which consent may be given or withheld at the discretion of the Company) will not be considered in any case where the applicant has not first purchased the exclusive right of burial for the grave site to which the application applies.
12. Memorial fees are payable to the cemetery by the applicant for the erection of any memorial, headstone or tablet. Charges are to be found on the current price list which is revised yearly commencing the 1st April.
13. A drawing of every proposed monument or other erection showing dimensions, inscription etc, accompanied by an appropriate completed Brookwood Cemetery form must be submitted for approval by the Company. The number of the grave and the name of the stonemason must be cut upon the memorial.
14. For the sake of good order and the maintenance of a high standard of workmanship only those stonemasons who are on our current approved list will be permitted to carry out works within the cemetery boundaries. The stonemason is required to pay a surcharge to the cemetery. The Company will hold the stonemason responsible for any faulty workmanship or poor quality materials.
15. The cemetery operates an annual maintenance programme for single graves and family plots. A fee is payable annually or monthly by standing order for this service. No outside contractors will be permitted to carry out such works without the written consent of the Cemetery Management.
16. Notwithstanding the foregoing the Company reserves the right to forbid access to stonemasons on the list who do not comply with the Rules and Regulations of the Company or for any other reason whatsoever.
17. Monuments of wood, soft stone, metal or any material not approved by the Company are not permitted.
18. All monuments, gravestones, vaults and other permitted erections must be kept in good order and repair by their owner personally or by the Company (subject to payment of the Company's maintenance fees from time to time in force) or by a stonemason approved for the purpose of fixing monuments pursuant to Rule 14 above.
19. The Company reserve the right to take down and remove any monument, tablet, gravestone or other erection which has fallen into decay has become unsightly or which has been erected contrary to the terms and conditions upon which permission to erect the same was granted, or in the case where construction, payment or otherwise shall not have been complied with.
20. The Company cannot be held responsible for any commemorative tablet or memorial which has become "lost" under foliage or damaged by vandalism or storm.
21. Smoking is strictly prohibited within the cemetery.
22. Dogs are not permitted in the cemetery, unless they are guide dogs or dogs for the deaf. Any dog found in the cemetery will be confiscated.
23. All monuments must be approved by the Company. Please refer to our permit fees when making an application.
24. The planting of flowers, bushes, shrubs, etc is not permitted without the permission of the Company and no planting will be permitted outside the memorial area.
25. All grave purchases are for the exclusive right of burial for a period of fifty years. Graves purchased prior to 1985 are for a period of 30 years unless stated otherwise in the title deeds.
26. All grave sites are 7 feet 6 inches by 3 feet and are for the purpose of one full burial unless stated otherwise in the title deeds.
27. Standard sites purchased for the purpose of cremation are 2 feet by 2 feet unless otherwise stated in the title deeds.
28. The "scattering of or burial of cremated remains" without the consent of the Cemetery Management is strictly forbidden and liable to prosecution.
29. If you require the Company to locate an existing grave there is a search fee. For details of cost please see the current price list.
30. The purchase of burial rights, interment charges, annual maintenance fees and the erection of monuments are separate issues and are charged separately. For current charges please refer to our current price list.
31. All persons within the cemetery shall conform to the Rules and Regulations of the Company and are subject to the control of the General Manager.
32. The speed of any hearse or other motor vehicle within the cemetery must not exceed five miles per hour.
33. Children will not be permitted into the cemetery unless accompanied by an adult.
34. Guided walks or tours of the cemetery grounds are not permitted unless agreed in writing by the Company. The written authorisation will be the joint signatures of Erkin Guney, Managing Director of Brookwood Cemetery, and John Clarke, Historical Advisor to the Company. For further information about arranging private walks click here. The Company reserves the right to charge a fee for such walks or tours which will be payable to the Brookwood Cemetery Restoration Fund.
35. Filming or recording in the cemetery is not permitted unless agreed in writing by the Company. The Company reserves the right to charge a fees for filming and recording within the cemetery.
36. These Rules and Regulations are subject to change without prior notice.
Managing Director: Erkin
Directors: Alev Kanli, Erkin
Guney, Gonul Guney, Gulen Guney, Onder Guney
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