Prior to a permanent memorial being erected, graves are ‘marked’ to indicate who is buried there. Traditionally a wooden cross is used as a temporary grave marker where the funeral has been religious, or a wooden stake if it has been a non religious affair. Each marker has the name of the deceased on it and is placed at the head-end when the grave is filled in.
Once the grave has settled a permanent memorial can be purchased to mark the grave. For more details please see the Monumental Masonry sub heading under the ‘Additional Services’ tab of this website.
If the burial has taken place in an existing grave and a memorial has been removed prior to interment, this can be placed back on the grave with an additional inscription, once the ground has settled. For more details please see the Monumental Masonry sub heading under the ‘Additional Services‘ tab of this website.