Choosing the right memorial

There are a few more personal choices in life than that of a memorial for someone dear to your heart. So we recommend that you take your time and consider several factors before deciding on a dignified and fitting permanent tribute to your loved one.

At Craven, we pride ourselves in using a mixture of traditional skills and modern technology to produce distinctive head stones and cremation memorials of the finest quality and style.

In our opinion, everlasting granite is one of the best possible choices. Thanks to its tough, enduring properties, your memorial will retain its beauty and elegance without weathering or deteriorating. In addition, our range includes classic white marble memorials.

It’s also worth noting that different cemeteries and churchyards often have different rules and regulations, regarding shapes, sizes, materials and finishes. Fortunately, our many decades of specialist knowledge in funerals, including grave headstones and memorial headstones, can help guide you in selecting a memorial acceptable to the cemetery or churchyard concerned.

Also, we can help with bespoke designs for headstones and inscriptions in all kinds of styles and fonts. Wherever possible, we’ll show you a layout proof for your approval before starting any work. Finally, additional inscriptions and cleaning services are also available here at Craven.

Types of Memorials
There are basically three types of memorial used in the UK:

  • Lawn memorials: Perhaps the most widely used style of memorial and are generally known as headstone and base sets
  •  Traditional memorials: more widely used in older cemeteries and is generally known as a kerb set
  • Flat memorials – this style lies flat in the ground.