CW Memorials is a sister company of C. Waterhouse & Son Funeral Directors

It is an independent family business and has been serving the area for over 85 years and using this experience we aim to explain some of the issues that will arise and help you choose a memorial that celebrates the life that has passed. When someone you love dies, choosing a suitable memorial can be a difficult decision to make. There are many considerations, including the design, size and type of stone, a suitable inscription and the overall cost. All local authorities who have cemeteries manage them independently and each have their own varied sets of regulations and fees. Churchyard regulations and fees are prepared by each Diocese and the relevant rules must be considered before making any decision.

Type of Stone

Whilst each Church may have slightly different regulations and fees the following types of stone are widely accepted; Yorkstone, Nabresina, Portland, Limestone, Purbeck, Hopton Wood, Slate, Light Grey Granite (Smooth only, not polished) Polished granites and marble are generally acceptable in cemeteries. They are not allowed within Churchyards as they are not sympathetic to the surroundings.