Churchyard Memorials

 

When selecting Churchyard Memorials it is important to note the difference between a cemetery and a churchyard.

 

Cemeteries are burial grounds owned and maintained by a local burial authority or council, whereas a churchyard is defined as the burial ground of a church, whether or not it is immediately adjoining the building.

 

The Churchyard rules are set to protect the ancient and sacred areas around the church and whilst appearing somewhat stricter than the cemetery rules, they are designed to ensure the survival of these important heritage sites and to allow the future protection of these, often rare green oasis, in our Increasingly urban areas.

 

Different burial authorities have individual rules and regulations regarding the size, shape, colour and type of materials used for memorials. In general Churchyard Memorials must follow much stricter rules and it is likely that your local diocese will not allow many memorials that would be allowed into a cemetery.

 

For example, heart shaped memorials or photo plaques will almost certainly not be allowed. Most Church authorities will not allow fully polished granite and will only allow grey granite to be used. It is preferred to use a local stone i.e. Yorkstone or similar limestone which is more likely to blend sympathetically with the fabric of the church building and existing stones.

 

Most churchyard authorities will welcome imaginative design providing it complies with their overall aims of protecting the heritage of the churchyard and our experienced staff can help you with the design selection and application to the authorities should you wish to commission something special for a churchyard area.

Churchyard Memorial Collection

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Thirtleby headstone.

 

A simple floral design with a gothic top and

chamfered base in Yorkshire stone. UK

sourced material

 

Available in many colours & designs

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£1156.00

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Westfield headstone.

 

A deep carved floral design is used to

great effect on this imaginatively shaped

Serena stone memorial

 

Available in many colours & designs

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£1161.00

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Bessingby headstone.

 

Delicate snowdrops are intricately carved in beautiful arched top chamfered face Portland stone UK sourced material

 

Available in many colours & designs

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£1320.00

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Langtoft headstone.

 

This ogee top memorial in South African Dark Grey granite has a honed finish and a deep cut floral border design

 

Available in many colours & designs

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£895.00

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Amplethorpe headstone.

 

This all honed Dark Grey granite memorial is enhanced by a stylish chamfer and beautiful hand carvings

 

Available in many colours & designs

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£995.00

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Easington headstone.

 

This dove of peace is carved from a solid slab

of Crown stone with architectural design

features and bow fronted base

 

Available in many colours & designs

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£1462.00

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Clifton headstone.

 

A classic shaped camber top headstone shown here in slate slate with an intricate Celtic Knot design. UK sourced material

 

Available in many colours & designs

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£1564.00

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Allerston headstone.

 

A traditional shape in Yorkshire stone with classic cross design and carved border. UK sourced material

 

Available in many colours & designs

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£1095.00

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Copley headstone.

 

Scroll memorials have been a familiar feature of churchyards for generations. This streamlined version in honed Rustenburg granite features deeply Excised poppy designs to both sides.

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£995.00

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Ottringham headstone.

 

A timeless churchyard memorial design with a delicate posy carving top centre of this

majestic looking Nabresina Memorial

 

Available in many colours & designs

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£1462.00

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Knaresbrough headstone.

 

A floral carved, uncoloured cross, an elegant alternative to a traditional Latin cross.

Shown in Serena stone

 

Available in many colours & designs

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£1564.00

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Sproatley headstone.

 

Nabresina memorial with finely moulded edges, rounded shoulders and carving of a delicate cross and rose

 

Available in many colours & designs

Prices from:

£1095.00

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Humbleton headstone.

 

Norman round shape, South African Dark Grey granite. Decorative Celtic lettering in

a part honed ‘churchyard’ finish

 

Available in many colours & designs

Prices from:

£1246.00

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Molescroft headstone.

 

A traditional full Ogee headstone shown here in honed Cathay Light Grey memorial with deep rose carving

 

Available in many colours & designs

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£895.00

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Grindale headstone.

 

A plain carved and uncoloured Celtic design on a Norman round shape. Shown in South

African Dark Grey granite with an unpolished honed finish

Available in many colours & designs

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£1081.00

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Oakington headstone.

 

A traditional full Ogee headstone shown here in churchyard style all honed Indian Grey memorial ogee shaped top with a separate flower vase

Available in many colours & designs

£895.00

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