Natural Burial at South Downs Natural Burial Site in Petersfield £3795
Fully Inclusive Of All 3rd Party Fees
An affordable and dignified, highest quality natural burial service at South Downs Natural Burial Site in Petersfield. With a multi-award winning, local Sussex, family owned Funeral Director.
You can also pre-pay for a Natural Burial at South Downs Natural Burial Site for £249 extra, making the total £4044.
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What is the cost of a Natural Burial at South Downs Natural Burial Site and what is included in the service?
A Natural Burial at South Downs Natural Burial Site at a time and day of your choice is currently £3795 fully inclusive of all costs. The cost of a funeral is made up of three elements: our services; a coffin; and disbursements.
The price breakdown is as follows.
Our Services £1195 which includes:
bringing your loved one into our care between the hours of 9 am - 5 pm within a 20 mile radius of Worthing. Extra mileage will be charged accordingly. Bringing your loved one into our care between 5 pm and 9 am will incur an additional fee of £250.
Arranging a time and day convenient to you for the funeral.
the provision of a black hearse and four pallbearers to carry your loved one and to inter them into a grave.
The attendance of your personal Funeral Director throughout proceedings to ensure the smooth running of events.
a personal interview to receive your instructions at our premises or your home.
guidance on the Registration of Death.
completion of all legal necessities and documentation relating to the funeral on your behalf.
24 hour support and assistance up to the time of the funeral.
Collection of floral tribute cards.
Distribution of floral tributes within a 5 mile radius.
Receipt, listing and distribution of charitable donations.
Arrangement of press notices.
A coffin £360
Provision of a green cardboard coffin, fully lined and fitted, up to and including 6' 1'' x 22'' x 14'' (L x W x D).
Disbursements £2240 (third party payments paid on your behalf) which includes:
A religious, non-religious, or semi-religious service conducted by either a Minister, a Priest, a Humanist, or a celebrant (£250).
Single burial for one person (£1,990).
Therefore as an example, a dignified burial at 12 noon at South Downs Natural Burial Site on a Friday with a hearse and pallbearers, a cardboard coffin and a celebrant to conduct a semi-religious service would cost a total of £3795.
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What our customers say
At a time when everything is fraught Rounce's were the epitome of efficiency, understanding & gentle help. So much so that my mum's friend for 60 yrs has arranged to use them for the same type of green burial. And there is no excessive charging of vulnerable relatives. You have as much or as little ceremony as you want.
We found rounce funeral directors very respectful and helpful at a difficult and sensitive time. I would happily recommend them to anyone who would like to lay there loved ones to rest with dignity and respect.
Sarah From the UK
Jan and the team were so helpful and supportive at such a sad and difficult time. We were not subjected to any upselling, and there was never any suggestion of pushing 'extra' services that we didn't feel were appropriate.They put us in contact with a wonderful celebrant who also aided and guided us through the process, and the result was a personal and thoughtful funeral that my mother would thoroughly have approved of. In my thank letter to the team, I said that I could understand how someone could want a job like theirs, as they can make such a difference to those left behind. How lovely it was to be cared for by a small independent set up, rather than a faceless corporate company. We can't recommend them highly enough.
South Downs Natural Burial Site - general information
The burial ground is situated on the south side of the beautiful South Downs, not far from Old Winchester Hill and 2 miles south of the picturesque village of East Meon.
The site is surrounded on three sides by existing woodland and the fourth side overlooks a fifty-acre sheep pasture which is managed organically.
The burial ground is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty & the South Downs National Park, overlooking the historical Meon Valley.
A walk through the land owned by the Trust, follows paths through woodland and chalk grassland, finally reaching the burial site in a secluded corner, creating a sense of true privacy and intimacy.
On a clear day the upper walk can sometimes offer views across Hampshire to the harbours of Chichester and Langstone in the distance.
The charity Earthworks Trust owns the land, which was a former conifer plantation on part of the old navy base, H.M.S Mercury.
To ensure the protection of the natural surroundings, no permanent markers for the graves, such as headstones, are allowed. The graves are located by a system using trig-points, which are carefully plotted and recorded.
This natural alternative means even the coffins and shrouds are made from biodegradable materials ensuring that no damage is caused to the land.
Loved ones are conveyed through the grounds to the burial site by choosing either the hand bier or horse drawn cart.
Their address and telephone number is:
South Downs Natural Burial Site
The Sustainability Centre
Set in 55 acres of broad-leaf trees and a yew grove, this natural burial site lies in a peaceful and secluded part of the South Downs National Park, near East Meon in Hampshire.
The Sustainability Centre has rooms which can be hired for services and catering if they are available. Some families have a service elsewhere before they come for the committal; other families prefer to hold the service at graveside.
South Downs Natural Burial Site - list of services and charges
Single burial for one person: £1,990
Single burial in double plot: £2,712
Single burial for child under 16: £800
Single burial for infant under 3: £475
These prices include Grave preparation and administration fees as set out below:
Digging and Backfilling at single depth: £410
Digging and Backfilling at double depth: £519
Administration fee: £150
Once a double depth burial has been performed, only the grave preparation cost at single depth and administration charge will be payable for the second burial.
Rounce Funeral Services
Additional services and charges as of 01/01/2019
Provision of additional pallbearers over four pallbearers (each pallbearer): £50
Provision of a green cardboard coffin, fully lined and fitted, over 6' 1'' x 24'' x 14'' (L x W x D) up to and including 6' 7'' x 22'' x 14'' (L x W x D): £490
Provision of other coffins, fully lined and fitted, up to and including 7' x 30'' x 16'' (L x W x D): £POA
Visiting your loved one at our Chapel of Rest during office hours (Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm): £75
Visiting your loved one at our Chapel of Rest outside of office hours: £150
A personal interview to receive your instructions at our premises or your home, outside of office hours: £150
Provision of Our Services for a Saturday burial: £1990
A religious, non-religious, or semi-religious service conducted by either a Minister, a Priest, a Humanist, or a celebrant outside of office hours: £500