Memorials can be placed on graves, both full burial plots and cremated remains plots. Inscriptions can be made on vault and niche plaques.
Applications for memorials on grass plots need to be submitted to the Council for approval, for any changes or additions to a memorial, by NAMM or BRAMM registered masons. Council fees are payable online by the stone mason making the application. For memorial applications, other than additional inscriptions to existing memorials, a diagram of the proposed memorial needs to be uploaded along with the application.
Any alteration or addition to a memorial must be applied for online; for cleaning and re-gilding where no changes are made, or for re-fixing of a memorial that has moved, an application is not needed.
Applications for inscriptions on vaults and niches within a columbarium can be applied for, online, by the Exclusive Right of Burial (ERB) holder for that plot. All inscription requests must be submitted to the Council for approval, and payment must be made at the time of submitting the online application.
The inscription will be arranged by the Council with a third party, and a proof of the inscription sent to the ERB holder to agree before the plaque is ordered. In the case of subsequent interments in a vault or niche, the names of ALL of the deceased interred within must be put on the application as a new plaque will be placed in place of the original (additional inscriptions are not automatically added onto the original plaque).
We will Only accept online memorial applications (except in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Service Supervisor). If you are unsure of the grave number, Exclusive Right of Burial holder or what needs to be included on the form please contact the office prior to submitting the form on 01277 312500 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Memorial Application Form for Grass Plots (to be submitted by Stonemasons).
Online Memorial Application Form for Vaults and Columbarium (to be submitted by Exclusive Right of Burial holders).
Please see our Memorial Size Regulations which outline the maximum sizes allowed on grass plot memorials.
Please see our Cemetery Regulations which states what may and may not be placed on a grave, and permissions around memorials themselves.
|Type of Memorial||Fees||Application Needed|
|Headstone/ ashes tablet (grass plots)||£137||Yes submitted by Stonemason|
|Sunken kerbing (grass plots)||£137||Yes submitted by Stonemason|
|Headstone and sunken kerbing (grass plots)||£274||Yes submitted by Stonemason|
|Additional Inscription (grass plots)||£137||Yes submitted by Stonemason|
|Alteration/ addition of vase (grass plots)||£137||Yes submitted by Stonemason|
|Inscription Plaque on Vault||£244||Yes submitted by ERB holder|
|Inscription Plaque on Niche within Columbarium||£244||Yes submitted by ERB holder|
Memorial benches can also be placed in the cemeteries and other open spaces. For further information please contact the cemeteries department on 01277 312500. Please find the application forms below which should be submitted to the cemeteries office.