Understanding Types of Burial Plots

Whether you are pre-purchasing an interment space or making arrangements for a loved one, there are a few different types of burial plots from which you can choose. Not every cemetery offers all types of plots, so be sure to ask the cemetery you’re using what they have in order to plan accordingly. There is no one type of plot that is better than another—it all comes down to your preferences and your family’s needs. Here is a look at the different kinds of burial plots you may encounter at a cemetery.  

Single Grave 

Single graves are what most people envision when they think of burial spaces. One person in a casket can be interred in a single grave.  Inglewood Park Cemetery allows up to two urns with cremated remains to be placed in a single grave (with the purchase of a Cremation Interment Privilege), which can be ideal for couples or other family members who wish to be cremated and interred.  

Companion Plot 

Double graves are designed for two people who wish to be interred together. From the surface, they look like an ordinary grave, but the first interment is placed lower than usual to accommodate a second interment on top. These graves require a concrete vault for each interment. Lawn crypts are double capacity graves in which the vaults have already been installed. 

Family Plot  

Family plots encompass several plots within a specific area of a cemetery in which family members are interred together. Inglewood Park Cemetery has several developed Family Estates comprised of double capacity lawn crypts. These vary in size as to how many interments may be accommodated.  Often, a Family Estates have a plaque or gate that bears the family surname, while the graves are marked with individual plaques or markers.   

Learn more about interment spaces in the Los Angeles area by calling Inglewood Park Cemetery. We offer a variety of options for both burial and cremation, including family monuments. Contact our cemetery today at (310) 412-6500 for more information.  

*While Inglewood Park Cemetery no longer sells single graves, this will apply to families who own interment rights in previously sold single graves.

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