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Memorials on graves

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3. What kind of memorial can I have?

The kind of memorial will depend on which section of the cemetery the grave is in. Your stonemason will talk to you about the different memorials you can choose from. 

This does not mean you have to choose a traditional design. We are keen for people to have unusual or individual memorials, such as pieces of sculpture, which will add to the character of the cemetery.

Once you have chosen a memorial and wording, your stonemason will send an application to us. Memorials are usually approved if they are built safely, in keeping with the section the grave is in, and unlikely to offend other cemetery users.

If we refuse permission we will write to you explain why.

Where a section of a cemetery has been consecrated by the Church of England they have the right to object to some types of memorial or wording, but this does not happen very often.