Legal documents for burial - funeral

For burials in Wellington, St James, St Mary’s or Taunton Cemetery, you will need to complete a Notice of Interment form before the burial, giving your permission for a grave to be opened. This form will need to be downloaded, printed and completed, then uploaded and emailed to crematorium@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk. Alternatively, it can be posted to The Bereavement Services Team, Taunton Crematorium, Wellington New Road, Taunton, TA1 5NE.

You will also need to provide a deed for the Exclusive Right of Burial in this grave. If you cannot find this document, please speak to Taunton Crematorium directly. Staff will advise you.

We must have consent from the owner of the Burial Rights or, if the owner is deceased, their next of kin must provide us with authorisation. The deed cannot be duplicated. If you cannot produce the original, we may only be able to provide you with a copy. If the Rights were bought a long time ago, this may not be possible.

You will also need to provide the crematorium or burial authority with the Registrar’s Certificate.

If you want to have the burial service in the Crematorium chapel, a Directions Form (sometimes known as Particulars) will also need to be completed. This provides the crematorium with information relating specifically to the service, such as the music you require, who the officiant will be and any special requests. This form will need to be downloaded, printed and completed, then uploaded and emailed to crematorium@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk. Alternatively, it can be posted to The Bereavement Services Team, Taunton Crematorium, Wellington New Road, Taunton, TA1 5NE.

Please speak to the Crematorium directly before completing this.  Staff can take you through all of the available options. You can also contact Bereavement Services to book an appointment with the Chapel technician to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Summary of forms needed for burial

  • Directions Form
  • Notice of Interment Form
  • Part B Registrar’s Certificate OR Coroner’s Report