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.
The ground requires time to settle after a burial so it is important to wait before installing your memorial. A headstone can usually be erected on a grave six months after the last burial has taken place but a period of 1 year is most common. If cremated remains are interred in a grave, a headstone may be fixed after 3-6 months, as the ground requires less settling time but this can vary. If you tell us which cemetery/crematorium your memorial will be installed in, we can find out the specific rules for you and advise accordingly.
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.
Standard overall height for most memorials are 2ft 6″ or 3ft but we can customise our designs to whatever size or material you need, subject to availability and approval by the cemetery.
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
I could not be more grateful for the team at Memorials of Distinction for all they have done for my family and I. Despite having to work through such a horrible time, they still managed to make a difficult process easier. I am particularly pleasure with the response times and our agents genuine kindness and patience when responding to my many emails! The headstone is absolutely beautiful and collectively I truly believe we have done Mum proud. So I thank you again Memorials of Distinction for providing such a beautiful memorial.
Aisha R. Google Review: 25/08/2020
Such a good service from start to finish. Clear and courteous instruction on what information was needed from me and kept me informed throughout. Finished memorial stone is perfect and installed without a hitch. Thank you.
St Paulinus Church, Dartford, Kent.
Claire D. Google Review: 16/12/2020
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