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UK Memorials and Memorial Headstones

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A list of Memorials Masons and Memorials throughout the UK - your questions answered.

Who can erect the memorials?

Most Cemeteries have regulations for Memorials erected in their grounds so your Memorial Mason should always check to ascertain that the chosen memorial is allowed.

The person that has the ultimate control on what memorials can be erected on the grave is the registered owner of the grave. This is the person who's name is shown on the grave deeds. Anyone can organize and pay for the intended memorials but the signature of the Registered owner is required on the cemetery memorials application form. This is then sent to the cemetery office and they will check the details. They are looking at the Type of Memorial, the inscription, and that the registered owner has signed the permit form.

A fee is usually payable for this process.

What is meant by 'Traditional' or 'Full' memorials?


These are common terms to describe memorials that cover the length of the grave. They usually have kerbs that are about 6'0" long and a headstone that is as wide as the grave and anywhere from 2'6" to 6'0" high. The whole memorial being set on a reinforced concrete foundation. The Memorial concrete foundation is placed ready-made in the cemetery and the memorial fixed on it.

What is meant by 'Lawn' type memorials?


Lawn type memorials are memorials with a headstone which sits on a base of matching material. They usually take up no more than 18" of the grave. The rest of the grave being tufted and left to grass.

Some Cemeteries have a concrete strip which runs across the head of the graves. Memorials are fixed to it. Others rely on the Monumental Masons to supply a concrete bearer. To comply to the National Association of Monumental Masons, (NAMM), code of practice the concrete foundation used when fixing lawn type memorials is required to be at least 3" bigger than the base.

Memorials can be erected in most cemeteries across the UK. They can be as simple as a memorial plaque that lays on the grave or as elaborate as a Victorian Memorial Vault costing many thousands of pounds.


Memorials Masons in England Memorials Masons in Scotland
Memorials in Avon & Somerset Memorials in Aberdeenshire
Memorials in Bedfordshire Memorials in Argyl
Memorials in Berkshire Memorials in Ayrshire
Memorials in Buckinghamshire Memorials in Caithness
Memorials in Cambridgeshire Memorials in Dunbartonshire
Memorials in Cheshire Memorials in East Lothian
Memorials in Cleveland Memorials in Fife
Memorials in Cornwall Memorials in Inverness-shire
Memorials in Cumbria Memorials in Isle of Bute
Memorials in Derbyshire Memorials in Kirkcudbrightshire
Memorials in Devon Memorials in Lanarkshire
Memorials in Dorset Memorials in Midlothian
Memorials in Durham Memorials in Perthshire
Memorials in East Sussex Memorials in Renfrewshire
Memorials in Essex Memorials in Ross Shire
Memorials in Gloucestershire Memorials in Roxburghshire
Memorials in Hampshire
Memorials in Herefordshire Headstone Masons in Wales
Memorials in Hertfordshire Memorials in Clwyd
Memorials in Humberside Memorials in Dyfed
Memorials in Isle of Wight Memorials in Gwent
Memorials in Kent Memorials in Gwynedd
Memorials in Lancashire Memorials in Mid Glamorgan
Leicestershire Memorials in Powys
Lincolnshire Memorials in South Glamorgan
London Memorials in West Glamorgan
Manchester Headstone Masons in N. Ireland
Merseyside Memorials in County Antrim
Middlesex Memorials in County Armagh
Norfolk Memorials in County Down
Northamptonshire Memorials in County Londonderry
Northumberland Memorials in County Tyrone
Memorials in North Yorkshire
Memorials in Nottinghamshire
Memorials in Oxfordshire
Memorials in Shropshire
Memorials in South Yorkshire
Memorials in Staffordshire
Memorials in Suffolk
Memorials in Surrey
Memorials in Tyne & Wear
Memorials in Warwickshire
Memorials in West Midlands
Memorials in West Sussex
Memorials in West Yorkshire
Memorials in Wiltshire
Memorials in Worcestershire

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