Memorials

Although the purchase of a memorial is a matter of personal choice, there is a wide range of memorials available at the Crematorium for those who wish to commemorate a loved one in this way.

Below is a selection of memorial options available. For further information, please see our full list of memorial options.

Many of the walks and borders in the formal part of the Gardens are edged with a special kerbstone to which a commemorative plaque may be affixed. Each kerbstone has space to accommodate two plaques and these are held on a twenty year or ten year tenure. Rose bushes, shrubs and seats are also offered as memorials subject to availability at any given time. Requests for specialised individual memorials will be considered.

Cremated remains may, of course, be rested in the Gardens of Remembrance with or without a memorial. Commemorative plaques may also be affixed to the Memorial Wall situated adjacent to the Kernow Chapel flower display area. These are of slate and are available on ten year tenure.

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An alternative method of bestowal of the cremated remains is by placing them in a casket in a niche in the Columbarium. These are of two types, open and sealed, and carry tenure of twenty years or ten years with a renewal option. In the open niche the casket is in view and an inscription to serve as a memorial is engraved upon its face. The caskets are made of Cornish granite, slate, or marble. For the sealed niches a casket of wood is placed in the niche and this is covered by a stone tablet upon which the memorial inscription is cut.

The Memorial Vault is similar to the Columbarium in that the remains are rested in a niche but it is situated outside, in front of the Floral Tribute bay for Kernow Chapel.

It is an attractive rectangular brickwork construction surrounding fifty stone vaults, each of which has an integral vase for floral tributes. The raised central bed is filled with a variety of scented plants and herbs.

Located in the same area, the Memorial Wall provides an alternative for those who wish to commemorate a loved one with a plaque but prefer not to dedicate a shrub or kerbstone. Tablets of slate, available on ten year tenure, are engraved with the chosen inscription by a Monumental Mason and fixed in the desired position.

The Cremated Remains Memorial Vault is an attractive above ground vault. Each vault can hold two wooden caskets or other suitable container of cremated remains (maximum size 12” x 8” x 6”). The Cremated Remains Memorial Vault has a polished black granite fascia tablet large enough for a full gilded inscription and an emblem or photo plaque if desired. 

Although earthenware vases and commemorative cards are provided for the display of flowers in the Floral Tribute Room situated adjacent to the Columbarium, there are some who feel they would like to leave a more individual token of esteem and, for this purpose, small copper vases with name plates are available. The small copper vases were formally located in the waiting room of both chapels but are now placed in the Floral Tribute Room to facilitate 365 day a year access.