Memorials of Distinction have over 35 years’ experience in stonemasonry and serving the lovely area of Essex, including Chelmsford and Colchester. Our expert team will craft the perfect gravestone for your loved one, whether it be a full kerbed memorial, cremation plaque or a bespoke headstone. We have a wide range of products available to ensure you have exactly the right tribute.
Whether your loved one had personal ties to Essex, they lived here, or they had a special place within this county in mind, you’ll need to choose their final resting place before you select a custom memorial or traditional headstone. This is due to the fact that different cemeteries and crematoriums have different rules and restrictions.
Essex offers a county of contrasts when it comes to finding a location for a service and memorial; from vibrant towns to beautiful countryside and the calm Blackwater salt marshes. Essex is easily accessible by car and public transport, particularly because it borders London, and this makes it a practical location for friends and family wishing to visit the memorial.
Once you have narrowed down the location to Essex, there’s still the matter of choosing the crematorium or cemetery and the location for a memorial. Perhaps you are looking for a spot surrounded by trees, a particular view, or near to water.
To make things that bit easier for you, we have collated all the contact information you need from Google Maps and have put it in an easy-to-use interactive map below. Simply hover over a pin and you will find what you need. If you are looking in a particular area of Essex, you can see the selection of crematoriums and cemeteries at a quick glance.
Most of the order process can be carried out over the phone or by email. However, we do need the grave owners signature on the order form so we post these to your address with a pre-paid envelope for you to return the signed documents to us.
Yes, absolutely! We can create completely bespoke stones according to your needs. We have created fully carved teddy headstones, replica cartoon characters and even memorials in the shape of the deceased’s initial. Call us to talk through your ideas.
You can order our designs in many different materials, the most popular being Black or Grey Granite. Some Cemeteries and Graveyards have restrictions on which materials can be used, this is something we would clarify before you place an order. Please see our Materials & Finishes page for colour swatches and more details.
I have no bad words to say about Memorials of Distinction. From the beginning they were extremely helpful as I had no idea where to start. The beautiful work on the memory stone is just incredible and I couldn’t have wished for something more unique. Thank you for your brilliant customer service. Highly recommend.
Chalcraft Cemetery, Bognor Regis, Sussex.
Hannah I. Google Review: 12/09/2021
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
Memorials of Distinction was the best choice I made to have a headstone made for my dear grandmother. I appreciated their professionalism, their patience when left to make decisions, their advice when it came to wording and layout and their care during such a difficult time. They are always available for any questions asked and always give a prompt reply. They really made the process very easy, even providing a picture when the headstone was installed. My family and I could not recommend Memorials of Distinction enough and appreciate everything they have done especially during a pandemic. Thank you so much Memorials of Distinction.
Channy Google Review: 07/07/2021
Factory & Showroom (Head Office)
The Memorial Works
Southfields Road Dunstable LU6 3EP