Headstone, Gravestone or Memorial

For a burial or ashes interred in a traditional cemetery or graveyard, or perhaps ashes interred in a private garden, you may like to have the grave marked with a headstone, gravestone, or memorial.

Just like choosing a coffin or flowers, choosing a memorial is a very personal and emotional  task, and so we use a local specialist stonemason who is able to cater for a wide range of tastes, with excellent workmanship and fine attention to detail. Because just like the funeral itself, it is vital to get this right.

How soon after a burial can I install a headstone?

We can help you arrange for your chosen headstone or memorial to be designed and set in place when the time is right, as graves must be allowed to settle before any sort of heavy memorial is set in place above it. The usual advice is to wait at least 6-12 months before the memorial is installed, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t plan and design the memorial before this.

Can we add to an existing headstone/memorial?

If you already have a memorial or headstone in place for a relative, it is possible to have this removed, cleaned, and re-gilded if necessary, and your new chosen inscription added. They will then store the headstone or memorial until the appropriate time to reset the stone at the grave.

Will I need a permit?

You will need a permit to erect a headstone, memorial, or garcestone, in a public cemetery or church graveyard. Usually the stonemason applies for the permit on your behalf with the appropriate council or diocese.

Get in touch if you would like to discuss a memorial, gravestone, or headstone.

We can help you arrange for your chosen Masonry and Headstones to be designed and set in place when the time is right. 01279 860055

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