Memorials of Distinction have over 35 years’ experience in stonemasonry and serving the beautiful area of Cambridgeshire. Our expert team will work with you to craft elegant gravestones for your departed loved ones, whether it be a kerb set for graves, cremation memorial plaque or a bespoke memorial. We have a wide range of products available to ensure you have the perfect tribute.
If you are planning for a cremation or burial, it is often best to choose the location first, as there are often rules and regulations on which custom memorials, grave ornaments and traditional headstones cemeteries and crematoriums allow.
Cambridgeshire is often said to follow a slower pace of life, due to its long country walks and selection of quaint villages. If you are searching for a peaceful place full of countryside scenery, then Cambridgeshire could be a perfect option for a final resting place.
It is also important to select a location that is easily accessible for family and friends to visit. Cambridgeshire certainly has plenty of good transport links, either by train or by the M11 leading to London.
With a vast number of cemeteries and crematoriums within Cambridgeshire, it can be difficult to make a final decision for a suitable place for your loved one. To simplify the process we have put information on each crematorium and cemetery from Google Maps into an interactive map below, so you can find what you need quickly and easily. Just hover over a pin to view contact details and further information for that location.
Memorials of Distinction believe that purchasing a memorial headstone is such an important decision that it is not suited to an on-line ‘add to my basket’ type of purchase. There are also many variables in the process which will affect your order, for example what is allowed by your particular cemetery and whether your inscription will fit on the memorial you have chosen.
It is possible to order over the phone or by email using the details on our Contact Page where our staff will be able to help and advise you.
We also offer a home visit service which is completely free of charge and obligation. One of our knowledgeable staff will visit you in the comfort and privacy of your home to help you to choose a design, decide on an appropriate wording and answer any other questions you may have.
Any administration or correspondence with local authorities, cemeteries or church authorities is dealt with by Memorials of Distinction on your behalf – you will not have to worry about this aspect of the process.
A marker is usually a wooden cross or stick with a name or grave number on it, which is placed at the site of a grave after burial. After about a year, when the ground has settled, a headstone or kerb set can be installed on the grave. These will be made from stone, are decorative and are a more permanent fixture to commemorate your loved one.
Our standard terms for payment are as follows:
20% Deposit when memorial ordered as above.
75% of balance plus burial ground fee payable when permit received from cemetery or church authority. Obtaining permit takes on average 2-3 weeks from first installment.
Final balance payable on completion (ie. when memorial is in place, approximately 12 weeks after receipt of second installment).
I have been sent a photo of my son/husbands headstone that has been put on earlier today. I would just like to say thank you so much. It is more beautiful than I expected and we are so pleased with it. Everyone has been so helpful and professional. Thank you so much.
Kim W. Sent by email: 09/10/2019
What a great company to deal with, very professional and helpful, they have just refurbished my parents headstone for me, very pleased with the result and I would recommend this Company to anyone looking for a friendly and helpful service.
This was a renovation at Woodwells Cemetery, Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
Graham L Google Review: 06/05/2021
I would highly recommend this company if you are looking for a headstone. The process of ordering was straight forward, they were efficient & responded quickly. The actual headstone itself is stunning. The craftsmanship in making the angel is outstanding. Very happy.
Hither Green Cemetery, Lewisham, London.
Barbara J. Google Review: 12/07/2021
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