Memorial Specifications and Standards

Specifications for Memorials
 
Headstone                              
Maximum height 107 cm above ground
To be fitted in a concrete shoe set a minimum of 30 cm below the ground
Front plinth and flower holder (if required) maximum 23 cm
 
Recumbent stone
Maximum dimensions 54 cm x 54 cm
 
Avenue of Remembrance
Memorial tablets maximum dimensions 54 cm x 54 cm
           
The inscriptions should be ‘simple and reverent’. All memorials shall be inscribed with the grave number.
 
Memorial Standards
All monumental work must be carried out by an experienced monumental mason and in accordance with the National Association of Monumental Masons (NAMM) Code of Practice (1998) and all subsequent amendments and in conjunction with regulations imposed by the Town Council. Chesham Town Council reserves the right to order the removal or improvement of any memorial considered to be unsafe or to be in breach of the specifications originally approved, and at the expense of the owner of the Exclusive Right of Burial.
 
The removal and replacement of a memorial to facilitate the reopening of a purchased grave shall be at the expense of and arranged by the owner of the Exclusive Right of Burial.