A traditional section in a burial ground generally means that the whole of the grave space, typically 7’ x 3’, can be covered by a memorial. These sections are quite rare in recent years as ground maintenance becomes more difficult for the burial authority.
Memorials tend to be constructed in Granite, Marble, Slate, Purbeck, or in other English sandstone, such as Portland. It is extremely important to recognise that burial authorities, particularly churchyards, often have strict guidelines about the material used in the design of the memorial. To avoid disappointment it is very wise to discuss the location of the grave so we can advise of any such restrictions.
To follow are some examples of typical traditional memorials. The potential variations are limitless, as in addition to the choice of material there is the choice of design shape, colour, size, pictorial design on the face and use of flower vase. As memorials are usually created to order, the examples shown are intended as a guide only.