Memorialisation is the commemoration of the lives of those loved, revered and respected. The cemetery and crematorium offers a number of ways in which memorialisation can take place, including granite memorials, bronze kerb plaques, wooden benches, entries in the book of remembrance, miniature books, remembrance cards, jewellery and small personal memorials and also endowment scheme gifts.
All memorials are available whether or not cremated remains are laid to rest within our cemetery or crematorium grounds. Memorial products are subject to a lease agreement unless otherwise stated.
Bronze Kerb Plaque
A Bronze Kerb Plaque* commemorates one person on a 6” x 4” plaque fixed to the kerb edging of lawns. Adjoining spaces can be reserved for future use and only available in our Cheltenham Gardens of Remembrance.
Important information about bronze kerb plaques
Please note, when you renew the lease on a bronze kerb plaque you are paying to have the plaque on the kerb in our Gardens of Remembrance, therefore the ownership does not automatically transfer to you if you are not the original applicant.
Also, if you are renewing the lease but the original applicant is still living, they have the authority to remove the plaque even if the lease is current and we are not liable for partial refunds.
If you do not want to renew the lease it may be possible to have the plaque, terms and conditions apply before we can release the plaque to family which safe guards the family and our staff. Details are below but you must contact the Crematorium office before we can release a plaque.
- If you are the original applicant of the plaque, we check the original application form, arrange for the plaque to be brought to the office and inform you when it is ready for collection.
- If the original applicant is not the person collecting the plaque we require written permission from the applicant to give authority to collect on their behalf; the letter must include name and address of the person collecting the plaque.
- If the original applicant is deceased, we look at the line of descent. In the event of more than one person being eligible we require written confirmation from the remaining family giving their authority. Please note, if the funeral of the original applicant did not take place here we will require proof of death.
Photographic identification is required when collecting the plaque.
For information, the plaque kept on the kerb for a minimum of one month following the expiry date and once plaques have been removed they are held in storage for a minimum of one year, after which the plaques are returned to the foundry for recycling.
Cremated Remains Grave
Cremated Remains Graves* are located in Cheltenham cemetery in two different locations and are either for two sets of cremated remains or four sets. Cremated remains can be interred either in a casket or directly poured in to the grave, each buried at the same depth.
Above Ground Sanctum Niche
Above Ground Sanctum Niches* are located in Cheltenham cemetery and is fixed side by side creating continuous rows. Each niche is constructed in grey granite with two chambers divided by a horizontal shelf allowing for us to two sets of cremated remains in a casket. An inscribed tablet available in black, blue, grey or red seals the chamber.
Below Ground Sanctum Vault
Below Ground Sanctum Vaults* are located in the Fountain Rose Garden in the Cheltenham Gardens of Remembrance. Each vault can accommodate two caskets in a chamber placed one on top of the other with a dividing shelf. Constructed in grey granite with a black granite memorial tablet inscribed in gilded lettering.
Vase Blocks* are located in garden two of Cheltenham Gardens of Remembrance. Cremated remains are scattered on the lawn area in front of the chosen memorial and can commemorate up to two people. Made of grey granite, each memorial is inscribed with black lettering.
Leaf Blocks* are located at various approved locations within Cheltenham Gardens of Remembrance. Each leaf block is made of rainbow sandstone with an inscribed granite tablet in the shape of a leaf. There are three styles of leaf blocks; a small leaf block for scattering or interment of cremated remains that can commemorate up to two people; an above ground niche to commemorate one person and a larger above ground niche that commemorates two people.
Memorial benches* are available in various locations throughout the cemetery site. Please contact a member of the bereavement services team to discuss the options available.
Childrens memorials* are located within our Gardens of Remembrance, we have several granite memorial options to choose from in which you can have a granite plaque placed in remembrance of the little ones, taken to soon
Book of Remembrance and Endowment Gift Scheme Book
The Book of Remembrance* and Endowment Gift Scheme Book* are displayed in the Remembrance Cloister in a glass-topped display cabinet. The books provide a lasting memorial because the entries are not on a lease. The memorial entries are carefully inscribed by highly skilled artists. Each day the page is turned in both books to display the page headed with that day’s date. However, if you wish to view an entry in the books on an a different date on display please contact us to check the relevant book is available to view as they are regularly sent to the calligraphers for updates.
Please note – You will need to contact the cemetery office to arrange for an appointment for the book to be opened on a specific page date, if wanting to view a different date than the day of your visit.
Personal memorials* We offer a beautiful range of jewellery, keepsakes and mini urns for you to commemorate you loved ones. Please visit the personal memorial page for more information and to see pictures from the range of memorials.
* fees apply