Memorials of Distinction have over 35 years’ experience in stonemasonry and serving the beautiful area of Northamptonshire. Our expert team will craft the perfect memorial gravestone for your loved one, whether it be a kerb set for graves, cremation memorial plaque or a custom headstone. We have a wide range of products available to ensure you have a fitting tribute.
Northamptonshire, which is often referred to as the ‘rose of the shires’, contains a range of lovely locations for a final resting place. There are plenty of green spaces and woodland walks, which help to create a peaceful, reflective space. Northamptonshire is home to many picturesque villages, which make a perfect place to walk after visiting the cemetery or crematorium.
The county, nestled in the Midlands, offers plenty of public transport routes into London, along with access to motorways. This makes it an easy location for family and friends to visit.
It is important to choose a final resting place before selecting your memorial tribute. This is because many cemeteries often have regulations over which types of bespoke memorials, grave ornaments and traditional headstones are permitted.
Across Northamptonshire, there is a wide choice of both crematoriums and cemeteries, so choosing the right final resting place for a loved one can be a challenging task. To help support you through this decision, we have created an interactive map, which provides contact details for surrounding crematoriums and cemeteries. Simply hover over a pin to view the information.
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.
The photograph you choose should be clear and preferably of a high print quality. We can remove backgrounds and other people from the photo if necessary. Try to choose a photo which is not blurred or damaged in any way.
Consider whether the photo would best suit a landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) photo plaque. In some cases your choice is restricted by the size/shape of your stone and the quantity of inscription text, if you are unsure please contact our staff and they will advise you.
For more detailed information about the format and size of photos try these links
Yes, we can put a small graveside surround called ‘Garden Kerbs’ around any headstone, providing the cemetery gives permission. We will be able to advise you on this and apply for a permit on your behalf.
This is to say thank you to the whole team, from the staff answering the phone (was surprised how knowledgeable, efficient and helpful they were and I called more than once) to person responsible for design and layout (thank you so very much! Thank you for allowing me to make changes and let me see different options before making a final call. Seeing a final design on a finished product made my heart sing) and finally the craftsman who not only created a beautiful memorial that is just perfect but also took such care and precision in fixing it.
Thank you all very much!
Kinga K. Sent by email: 28/02/2021
I have seen the memorial and it is an excellent quality piece of work. It is exactly what we wanted and I would like to thank everyone for the kind and considerate way they have dealt with me throughout this process.
Rachael W. Sent by email: 26/12/2017
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
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