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Information on placing a memorial on a grave

Our cemeteries are covered by a Lawn Cemetery Order issued in 1980 meaning grave surfaces may only be covered with grass.  Kerbs, fencing, railings, gravel, trees, and gardens are not permitted.

How much does a memorial permit cost?

Fees from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 [131KB]

Your memorial should be insured and checked at least every five years by a professional memorial mason.  It is important you keep us informed if you change address as we regularly test memorials for safety and will contact you if work is needed. 

As a grave owner it is your responsibility to repair any defects to your memorial as soon as possible. If we cannot contact you we will lie down, support or remove memorials in disrepair.

Apply to place a memorial

Applications for a memorial permit [282KB] to erect, inscribe or replace a memorial are made by the stonemason acting on behalf of the grave owner.  Your chosen stonemason will help you to choose a suitable memorial and assist with the application process.

The memorial guidelines for each of our cemeteries are available to download from the bottom of this page.