Memorials of Distinction have over 35 years’ experience in stonemasonry and serving the picturesque area of Surrey, including Camberley, Wokingham and Guildford. Our expert team crafts elegant gravestones and will ensure you have just the right one for your departed loved one, whether it be a full kerbed memorial, cremation plaque or a bespoke headstone. We have a wide range of high-quality products available.
You or your loved one has chosen Surrey for their final resting place, but every cemetery is different and each has its own atmosphere, requirements and prices. When choosing a cemetery, you’ll have to visit and ask them directly about any specific rules before you choose a custom gravestone, traditional headstones or perhaps a memorial photoplaque.
Surrey is very close to London, making transport links easy for visiting friends and family, but it also has a country feel, with lots of green spaces and ancient woodland. In fact, Surrey is the most wooded county in England, so there are lots of tranquil places to go walking after visiting the cemetery or crematorium.
When you have lost a loved one, contacting crematoriums and cemeteries can feel overwhelming. To help you, we have put together an interactive map. All you have to do is hover over a pin to see the contact details — this saves you trawling the internet in search of a telephone number.
There are a number of things you may want to ask the crematorium or cemetery about, so write them down and have these to hand before you call. For example, whether you can purchase a family plot, what headstone styles are allowed and what size headstones are permitted.
There are so many special locations in Surrey — Woking Crematorium has a peaceful lake, Burvale Cemetery offers a traditional lawn and Randalls Park Crematorium has a multi-faith chapel. Take a look below.
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.
We estimate that orders for our standard designs will take approximately 12 weeks to manufacture & deliver.
This estimate begins from the date we have received both the cemetery or church permit and your second instalment rather than from the date you place your order. The process of obtaining a permit is carried out by us on your behalf and is generally straightforward. If you are having a more unusual style or size of memorial it can take longer to clarify the details with the cemetery and obtain permission which will affect the final delivery/fixing date.
We always endeavour to complete your order as quickly as possible but there are some factors over which have have no control, such as shipping and council response times. This means that some orders will take less than 12 weeks but others may take more. We will always keep you informed about the progress of your order.
If your order is for a non-standard memorial, it is very likely that the manufacturing & delivery time will be greater than 12 weeks.
Most of our memorials will be able to fit a photo plaque but this very much depends on two things: 1) the size of memorial you have chosen and 2) the quantity of inscription text you wish to add. We will be able to advise on this before you place your order and if necessary show you a mock-up to confirm the fit. As a guide, the standard photo plaque is an 10cm x 8cm oval.
Exceptional service. Kept me informed throughout. End product is beautiful. They travelled a long distance to fit headstone. Highly recommend this Company.
St Mary de Wyche Churchyard, Worcester.
Angela B. Google Review: 15/06/2021
A very big thank you to everybody involved in getting my sister’s plaque in place before the first anniversary of her burial, it will mean so much to her children.
Your help throughout has been wonderful especially with problems encountered with the local council with delay after delay – every time I called you were very helpful.
Nick M. Sent by email: 11/01/2019
I was recommended to Memorial of Distinction by my late wife’s niece and throughout a very sensitive time in my life I found them to be exceptional. They were sensitive to my needs and kept me informed at all times, the workmanship was outstanding, and the attention to detail was second to none. An outstanding company to deal with, when you have to do something you really don’t want to do.
Aitch1952 Sent by email: 01/07/2020
Factory & Showroom (Head Office)
The Memorial Works
Southfields Road Dunstable LU6 3EP