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Information for grave owners

When you purchase a grave space you become the owner of the exclusive rights of burial for the grave on a leasehold basis. This means you are granted the right to say who can be buried in the grave and your permission must be obtained to allow memorials to be installed on the grave. You are not the owner of the land.

Cemetery rules and regulations

So that our cemeteries and crematorium are safe, dignified and respectful places we have cemetery and crematorium rules. If you are a grave owner please read the rules. They include information about your responsibilities as well as describing what size of memorial is allowed.

Please note, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please maintain social distancing when visiting the cemetery grounds.


Only registered memorial masons are allowed to carry out work in our cemeteries. Registered memorial masons are required to ensure that all memorial work they undertake complies with our memorial masons’ registration scheme and cemetery rules. Our registration scheme helps ensure safe working practices are followed and one requirement is that the mason is registered with either of two national associations – NAMM (the National Association of Memorial Masons) or BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons).

Please contact the cemeteries and crematorium team if you have a query about any of the memorial masons listed below.


Birkenhead Monumental Company

  • Address: 27 Brookway, North Cheshire Trading Estate, Prenton, CH43 3DS
  • Phone number: 01516 082578
  • Email address:

Blackwell’s Stonecraft

  • Address: Overleigh Road, Handbridge, Chester, CH4 7HN
  • Phone number: 01244 680 704
  • Fax number: 01244 671 772
  • Email address:

Buckley Memorials Limited

Chester Headstones

Mossfords Memorials Limited


SJB Memorials

  • Address: 61 Melbourne Road, Blacon, Chester, CH1 5JB
  • Phone number: 07816 588506
  • Email address:

Whitby's Memorials Limited

  • Address: Unit A, Calamine Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7HU
  • Phone number: 01645 615500
  • Email address:

Say it in Stone

Memorial Care

  • Address: 1 Beaconsfield Road, New Ferry CH62 1AD
  • Phone number: 0151 645 2655
  • Fax number: 0151 645 2655
  • Email address:

W.T Drage & Sons Quality Headstone

  • Address: 4 Wold Farm Park, Broughton Road, Old Northants NN6 9RH
  • Phone number:01604 780044
  • Email address:

Memories Memorials Ltd

Memorial safety

Owners of the exclusive burial rights for graves (usually referred to as ‘grave owners’) are responsible for the safety of any memorials on the grave. In addition, as a burial authority, we have general powers that allow action to be taken to address danger arising from the condition of a memorial. Any action taken by us will be proportionate and sensitive, taking into account visitor safety and the needs of the bereaved.

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