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Rules and Regulations

All Churchyards and Cemeteries have regulations which govern what we can and cannot do in relation to memorial stones. The following is only a guide line and our staff can give you a more concise list appropriate to the location specified by you.

Headstones:

  • Must not exceed 4’ in height (measured from ground level), 3’ in width and 6” in thickness.
  • However if slate is used the headstone may be thinner.

They may be either:

  • Shaped to be inserted directly into the ground
  • On an integral base no more than 3’ wide or projecting more than 4” in any direction and not more than 9” high.
  • On a vase base not more than 3’ wide or projecting more than 4” on either side or projecting more than 7” in front of the headstone or more than 4” high. The base should not be more than 1’” overall from front to back.

Crosses:

  • The height of the cross (measured from ground level) should not exceed 5’ nor be less than 3’. The thickness of the shafts and arms should not exceed 6” or be less than 2 ½”.
  • No cross shall stand on more than 2 steps. The step, or the lower of the 2 steps, should measure no more than 3’ in width and 1’3” from front to back and no less than 2’ in width and 1’ from front to back.
  • The steps may be replaced by a boulder but the above measurements shown for the steps still apply.

Ledgers:

  • Ledgers must not exceed 7’ in length and 3’ in width.

 

Cemetery Regulations

There are fewer restrictions on the type of memorial stone you can place in a cemetery. The following is only a guide line and our staff can give you a more concise list appropriate to the location specified by you. Cemeteries are no longer permitting kerb stones.

Ludlow Cemetery:

  • There is no restriction on colour or type of headstone, either honed or polished stones are accepted however they must not exceed 3’ in height, 2’3” in width and 1’ in depth.
  • Flat stones only in Cremation area only and a maximum of 18” x 18”

Church Stretton Cemetery:

  • Only simple headstones and vases are permitted, either polished or honed.

Clun Cemetery:

  • Restrictions are the same as the churchyard; however polished stones are allowed as well as honed.

Tenbury Cemetery:

  • No restrictions to colour, shape or size. Finished can be either polished or honed.

Leominster/Hereford/Kington/Wigmore Cemetery:

  • No restrictions on type of stone, however they must not exceed 7’ in height, 3’ wide and 3’6” depth.

Bridgnorth Cemetery:

  • No restrictions on type of stone.

Cleobury Mortimer Cemetery:

  • Only simple headstones and vases are permitted, either polished or honed.


   
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