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.
Yes, this is possible but will depend on the regulations at your cemetery. We will be able to check this and advise further when we do your quotation. All memorials need to have an approved permit from the cemetery before we begin to manufacture them.
Yes. You will need to make the shipping arrangements yourself but we are happy to liaise with an agent about timings and crate up your memorial ready for collection. There is a cost associated with this, so contact us for a quote once you have decided which memorial you would like.
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.
My siblings and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts on the replacement headstone after our mother passed away last year and joined our dad. We used your company for our dads original headstone and so it was a no brainier to use you again. The black granite open book headstone is absolutely gorgeous and very well professionally made to a very high standard. I was even fortunate enough to be given a chunk of the old headstone with my dads picture on it. Thank you so much for all your help from start to finish. I will highly recommend your company to anyone that asks.
Maggie M. Google Review: 17/05/2023
Excellent service from the whole team at Memorial of Distinction. They answered all our questions quickly by phone or email however daft they were. They gave regular updates on progress and even in these Covid times turned the stone round in the quoted time. The headstone and edging look amazing as well as the price being very competitive. I highly recommend this firm.
Mike B. Google Review: 02/05/2023
Can recommend Memorials of Distinction without hesitation. A wonderful team who made the whole process very manageable and less daunting, resulting in a beautiful memorial stone for my parents. They even provided some photos once the stone had been installed so I could see it before visiting in person, which was so moving and made my day. All in all, a credit to the profession.
Karen G. Google Review: 08/02/2023
Factory & Showroom (Head Office)
The Memorial Works
Southfields Road Dunstable LU6 3EP