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After a burial in a new grave, a marker will be placed for approximately 14 months allowing families time to think about their memorial and compare cost between memorial masons.

If you would like to speak with a member of the Bereavement Services team to discuss memorials privately, you can:

What is permitted?

You can place one of the following on a new grave:

  • a headstone
  • a cremated remains vase 
  • a baby memorial

Your choice must be within the regulatory size, read the Rules and Regulations in respect of the Borough Cemeteries for additional information.


Memorial masons

We can provide a contact list of local masons who are approved to carry out work in our cemeteries and we can also advise about others who are not listed.

Memorial masons applying for work in the Borough's cemeteries must have a Fixers Licence and be registered with either the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM), the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM), or NAMMs Register of Qualified Memorial Fixers (RQMF).

After placing a memorial, the mason will issue you with a Certificate of Compliance which is valid for 30 years. This confirms that it has been fixed to the NAMM Code of Working Practice and to British Standard 8415.

All memorials are subject to the Council's Management of Memorial's Policy in-line with national guidelines for memorial safety.


Types of memorial

Dedicated benches

How to apply for a dedicated bench.

Dedicated trees

How to apply for a dedicated tree.

Commemorative wall plaques

Information about our commemorative plaques and how to request an application.

Stockton-on-Tees Crematorium memorials

View the various memorials options at our Stockton Crematorium including memorial walls and Garden of Remembrance flower plaques.