Stile Cop Cemetery
Churchyards in the District
1st January 2017 – 26th February 2017 9.00am – 4.00pm
27th February 2017 – 26th March 2017 9.00am - 5.00pm
27th March 2017 – 27th August 2017 9.00am – 8.00pm
28th August 2017 – 29th October 2017 9.00am – 6.00pm
30th October 2017 – 31st December 2017 9.00am – 4.00pm
Rules, Leaflets and FAQ's
You can download the following leaflets and information sheets below.
- Cemetery Rules and Regulations
- Cemeteries - FAQ
- Bereavement Services - What We Do
- Your Rights & Responsibilties
- Burial on Private Land
For further information telephone Bereavement Services on 01543 462621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees and Charges
All fees are multiplied by four for non residents of Cannock Chase District (Exclusions apply).
The fees below are applicable from 1 April 2016
Purchase and Interment fees for Burials
Purchase of Grave Space - £712.35
Excavation of a grave for a child including interment - No charge
Excavation of a grave for one including interment - £288.40
Excavation of a grave for two including first interment - £571.01
Re-open of purchased grave including interment - £476.02
Excavation of public grave - £353.69
Purchase and Interment fees for Cremated Remains
Purchase of Grave Space - £712.35
Excavation of a grave for cremated remains including
interment - £192.75
Re-open of purchased grave for cremated remains
including interment - £192.75
Purchase of Cremated Remains Plot - £353.38
Excavation and interment of cremated remains plot
for a child - No charge
Excavation and interment of cremated remains - £192.75
Re-open of purchased cremated remains plot including
interment - £192.75
Scattering of Cremated Remains - £77.66
Walled Graves, Vaults and American Style Caskets
Purchase of Grave Space - £1099.62
Excavation of a grave for one including interment - £440.06
Excavation of a grave for two including first interment - £661.70
Burial - Actual Cost
Cremated Remains - Actual cost
Failure to provide Interment Form 48 hours before the interment £50.00 Transfer of Exclusive Right of Burial £61.80 Extension of Exclusive Right of Burial for 30 years £206.00
Searches of Burial Records (per hour) £11.23
Supply and install approved Memorial Bench with plaque (price on application)
Supply plaque to Communal Memorial Bench £101.31
Supply and plant Memorial Tree on a ten year lease £309.52
Supply Memorial Plaque to existing Memorial Tree £84.39
Maintenance of Graves
Clean, provide soil and top up £67.53 Provide and lay turf £33.73
Maintain soiled or turfed grave £94.52
Maintain and plant once per year £135.06
Maintain and plant twice per year £172.88
Headstone or other approved memorial - £197.20
Cremated Remains Plaque - £132.40
Stone Vase - £105.35
Additional Inscription - £81.04
Additional Charge for Memorial Work (headstones only) - £16.16
Memorial Trees and Benches
There are a limited number of memorial trees available at Stile Cop Cemetery. The addition will provide an avenue of trees lining the pathways and roadways. The trees can be leased for a ten year period with the option to renew the lease at the end of the ten years. We also have a number of mature trees available.
Ulmus New Horizon (Elm) is a medium sized tree. It has a dense conical crown with even branches and upright twigs. The leaves are a dark silky glossy green with flowers apperaing in March. These trees are situated along the pathway from the car park to the cemetery.
Betula utilis " Jacquemontii" (Birch) is a medium sized tree. It has gleaming white bark with contrasting dark green leaves. Its oval dark green leaves turn golden yellow in Autumn. These trees are situated along the main drives.
The trees are surrounded by a gravelled square on which a brass engraved plaque mounted on a backing block will be placed in front of your dedicated tree.
The cost of leasing a memorial tree for ten years is £371.30 which includes the solid brass plaque.
Our distinctive memorial benches made of cast iron steel are available at Cannock, Stile Cop and Wolseley Road cemeteries. The benches include arms, deer logo and are dated with the year they are purchased. The price includes a bronze memorial plaque inscribed with words of your choice.
The benches may be placed in a suitable position within the cemetery following a discussion and consultation with the cemetery supervisor.
For the cost of purchasing a memorial bench please contact Bereavement Services on the telephone number below.
Please contact Bereavement Services at Cannock Chase Council, Beecroft Road, Cannock or on 01543 462621 for further information.
Memorial Trees and Benches
Memorials are not permitted on public graves, but may be erected on private graves subject to the permission being granted by the Council Officer to an approved memorial mason. Approved memorial masons are defined as memorial masons who have signed up to the Council’s Memorial Registration Scheme (list of these memorial masons is available from Bereavement Services). Notice must be given to the council officer on the approved form before carrying out any work in connection therewith. The Council may remove memorials from private graves when the period of the right of burial has expired. No grave mound, kerbing or other surround will be permitted in any section of a cemetery declared to be a ‘Lawn Section’ whilst the Council realise the need for personalized memorialisation this will not be permitted for an indefinate period and will be removed from graves. Grave spaces will be turfed at ground level as soon as possible after an interment
1. Drawings and specifications of all memorials or alterations thereto and any inscription thereon shall be submitted on the form A2 obtainable from the Civic Centre.
Memorials on lawned sections must not exceed 915mm (3’) in height, 915mm (3’) wide, 455mm (18’’) depth and sited on a base not exceeding 1065mm (42’’) Cremated remains plaques must be a standard size of 125mm (5’’) in height, 305mm (12’’) wide and 455mm (18’’) depth. Block vases are permitted on the plaques but must be 150mm (6’’) high giving an overall height of 279mm (11’’). On approval, a permit will be issued via the Bereavement Services Office.
2. Memorials and vases of quarried materials shall have the number of the grave space cut conspicuously on the bottom right hand corner of the back of the memorial, the expense thereof being borne by the applicant. Trade inscriptions other than the supplier’s name and district will not be permitted. Only stones made from quarried materials of memorial quality will be permitted. The Council has the right to request a sample of the stone prior to the production of the headstone-memorial. Laser engraved images are permitted but cannot exceed 20% of the overall front of the memorial. Photographs of the deceased may be fixed to memorials provided they do not exceed an overall size of 100mm by 75mm. The inscription must be set out in full on the application form and if it is any other language than English, a full translation must be provided. The inscription will be at the discretion of the Council Officer. No inscriptions or images will be permitted on the back of memorials. Memorials will be in keeping with the type of memorials already in-situ.
3. A vase of quarried material bearing a personal inscription shall be regarded as a memorial and be subject to the fee payable.
4. Headstones – Lawn Sections
Vertical headstones only may be erected on payment of the appropriate fee. Headstones must be erected in the position indicated by the Council Officer. In sections where the Council has not provided foundations, memorials must be fixed on foundations, in accordance with the latest industry guidelines, currently the National Association of Memorial Masons.
5. Memorials and Monuments
All memorials and monuments in sections of the Cemetery not designated as ‘Lawn Sections’ may be erected only on payment of the appropriate fee in the position indicated by the Council Officer. Memorials must be fixed on appropriate foundations (as above).
6. Execution of Works
Works may not be commenced at the Cemeteries until any fees payable to the Council have previously been paid, when a receipt will be issued, with a permit for the execution of works. Stonemasons will only be admitted into the Cemetery upon prior request being made to Bereavement Services. All refuse, surplus soil, rubbish and materials shall be removed at the completion of the work to the satisfaction of the Cemetery Supervisor. No works may be executed on Saturdays, Sundays or other public or bank holiday and any other day set aside by the Council as a holiday without prior arrangement with the Council. Failure to comply with any of these regulations will amount to a warning under The Memorial Masons Registration Scheme, a copy of which is available from the Civic Centre.
The charges fixed by the Council for the granting of various rights and services connected with the Cemetery are available by contacting Bereavement Services. All charges are payable at the office of the Council. The Council may from time to time make alterations to the foregoing Rules and any Rights of Interment in any grave will be subject to these Rules and any others that may be made by the Council and subject also to any present or future Statutory Regulations. These Rules shall commence to operate on the First day of November 2008 and as from that date all existing Rules and Regulations in respect of Cemeteries at Pye Green Road , Cannock , Wolseley Road , Rugeley and Stile Cop, Rugeley are hereby revoked.
Using A Funeral Director
A funeral director can advise you and help you make the necessary arrangements The majority of people choose to use a professional funeral director.
They can take control of all necessary arrangements for you and advise you about the options available. This can help at what is generally a stressful time.
Most funeral directors will provide the following services as a minimum:-
· Arrange for burial or cremation as appropriate.
· Care for the deceased prior to the funeral
· Make all the necessary arrangements
· Provide appropriate staff
· Provide a hearse to the nearest cemetery or crematorium
· Provide a suitable coffin
· Provide a coffin or casket if required
· Transfer the deceased from the place of death to the funeral directors premises
· Help you decide if applicable, where the body should stay until the funeral i.e. the chapel
of rest or even your own premises if so desired.
Local Funeral Directors
Chase Funeral Services
3 Wynns Venture Centre
Staffs WS11 0XL
Faragher Maguire Funeral Services
75 Broadhurst Green
Staffs WS12 4LA
Phillip Emery Funeral Directors
15 Bow Street
Staffs WS15 2BT
William Emery & Sons
13 County Road
Stafford ST16 2PU
Halliwell Funeral Services
68/72 Hednesford Road
Staffs WS12 3EA
Middleton & Wood of Burntwood
10-12 Rugeley Road
Staffs WS7 9BA
Norton Canes Funeral Directors
1 Shaw Court
Staffs WS11 9TD
70 Church Street
Staffs WS11 1DH
John Short & Son
3 High Street
Staffs WS7 3XE
30 Greenheath Road
Staffs WS12 4AR
F.M. & J. Wait
25 Bird Street
Staffs WS13 6PW
33 Market Street
Staffs WS15 2JH
West Midlands Co-operative Funeral Service
49 Park Road
Staffs WS11 1JN
West Midlands .Co-operative Funeral Service
17 Main Road
Staffs WS15 1DN
History of the Cemeteries
Cannock Cemetery was opened in 1882. The cemetery is approximately five hectares in size and is situated one mile from Cannock town centre. The main entrance to the site is gained off Pye Green Road, which leads directly into the cemetery, passing floral displays and the chapel. Off the main driveway are numerous feeder paths which allow access to all areas of the grounds. The cemetery is now closed for new burials but there are spaces available for new cremated remains interments.
Stile Cop Cemetery
Stile Cop Cemetery was opened in 1984. The cemetery at present is approximately 4 hectares with approximately 1.8 hectares to expand. The cemetery is situated one mile outside of Rugeley town centre. The main entrance to the site is gained off Stile Cop Road which leads directly into the cemetery with a car park for 40 cars to the right. The main drive passes by floral displays with a summer house situated on the right. The driveway allows access to all sections of the grounds. The cemetery is available for new burials in the Established and Roman Catholic Sections and also new cremated remains interments.
For 2014, Stile Cop Cemetery has been entered for the Green Flag Award, this is the quality award for Parks, Cemeteries and Open Spaces. Judging takes place between April and June and we are hopeful that Stile Cop will be awarded its first Green Flag this year.
2014 sees the start of major Capital works at Stile Cop, costing £260,000. This will comprise of a cemetery extension, footpath, carpark and other infrastructure improvements. Works will be completed by 2016.
Wolseley Road Cemetery, Rugeley was opened in 1884. The cemetery is approximately 2 hectares in size and is situated one mile outside of Rugeley town centre. The main entrance to the site is gained off Wolseley Road, which leads into the cemetery following the driveway to the car park which has spaces for 5 cars. Off the driveway are feeder paths which allow access to all areas of the grounds. The cemetery is now closed for new burials and new cremated remains interments.
Bereavement Services also maintains the grounds of six closed churchyards.
- St. Peter's Churchyard, Hednesford (part of)
- St. Augustine's Churchyard, Rugeley
- Old Chancel, Rugeley
- St. James Churchyard, Norton Canes (part of)
- St. Luke's Churchyard, Cannock
- St. Joseph and St. Etheldreda, Rugeley
Last Updated: 16/03/2017