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Memorial Garden

The garden is a garden for all seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, and this theme has been reflected in the design. The ornamental pond, complete with cast bronze cranes and four gentle fountains, add tranquility to the area. The walled garden is paved and level and offers easy access with car parking close by.

Memorial Garden
Heron fountain Small fountain

There are three sizes of memorial plaques available to lease for a period of ten years, renewable after 10 years if required.

Memorial Vase Block and Plaque

Caithness Stone vase block with black granite plaque with inscription in relief. This memorial offers a personal vase for the placing of cut flowers. The plaque measures 7½" x 5½" allowing for a maximum of 100 letters for the inscription.

Application for Caithness Stone Memorial Vase Block and Plaque (PDF, 454kb)

Large Caithness Stone Memorial Wall Plaque 

Caithness Stone plaque measuring 12" x 6" allowing for an inscription of up to 120 letters of deep cut and blacked lettering.

Application for Caithness Stone Large Memorial Wall Plaque (PDF, 164kb)

Small Caithness Stone Memorial Wall Plaque 

Caithness Stone plaque measuring 12" x 3" allowing for an inscription of up to 60 letters of deep cut and blacked lettering.

Application for Small Caithness Stone Memorial Wall Plaque (PDF, 46kb)

If you wish to lease a memorial, please complete the appropriate coloured application form provided with this leaflet, taking care to write your chosen inscription clearly in the guide box using BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS. Check your inscription and then sign and date the agreement form.

Plaque Price List (PDF, 97kb)

Please send a cheque/postal order made payable to the CENTRAL DURHAM CREMATORIUM JOINT COMMITTEE to: Durham Crematorium, South Road, Durham. DH1 3TQ.

Plaques will generally be prepared and fixed within 12 weeks (but times may vary). You will be advised when the plaque is fixed with details of the location.