H. R. Palmer


All funeral directors are legally required to publish this Price List for a standardised set of products and services.
This is to help you think through your options and make choices, and to let you compare prices between different funeral directors
(because prices can vary).


ATTENDED FUNERAL (Funeral Directors charges only)
This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.
Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements 


Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death
(normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care


Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities. The deceased person will be kept at the funeral directors premises.


Providing a suitable coffin – this will be made from Oak Veneer


Viewing of the deceased person for the family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director (where viewing is requested by the customer)


At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle


This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.


Burial (funeral director’s charges only)
Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee)²


For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee.¹

£800.00 -£1440.00

In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is:


For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot; for an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees.


For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee.²

£675.20 – £899.20

In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents is:


Please discuss anyspecific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with the funeral director.


This funeral director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a third party to supply them. Examples include:


Additional mileage (price per mile, per vehicle) on top of the set fees. See OUR additional price list

Price on request 

Additional transfers of the deceased (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship)

Price on request

Collection and delivery of ashes



Price on request

Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.)

£180.00 – £210.00

Services supplied outside of normal working hours

Price on request 

The funeral director can give you a full list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.


¹ This fee (which is sometimes called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and
closing an existing grave.
² In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fees as well. This is the charge for the two doctors to sign the Medical Certificates for Cremation.

Call H. R. Palmer now on
01843 592 720
Based in Ramsgate, we serve throughout the Thanet area and beyond.