A memorial is a lasting testament and tribute to a person's life. There are a variety of memorial designs to choose from.
Application for a memorial
Only memorial masons are allowed to complete the application.
Please note we do not permit "kerbs" on lawn, semi-lawn, or American casket graves.
Memorials must be produced and fixed by the memorial mason named on the application form. Work must not start until approval has been granted by us.
We only allow memorial masons who are registered with the National Association of Memorial Masons and or British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) to work on your behalf.
All memorial masons who wish to work within our cemeteries must be first registered with us and they can be found in Merton's Register of Memorial Masons.
The memorial masons are aware of our Cemetery Rules and Regulations regarding the type of memorial allowed, size and installation requirements and they will be happy to advise you.
The grave owner is the only person who can authorise a memorial mason to carry out works on their behalf.
Church Road Cemetery
Mitcham Parish Church is in the Diocese of Southwark. The Church has different regulations from us for memorials types and sizes.
Their types and sizes can be seen in their regulations -
Diocese of Southwark Churchard guidance.
Telephone: 020 8648 1566
Please note there are restrictions on the sizes we allow, these can be found on our
memorial application form.
Upon approval of the memorial application the memorial mason is provided with a permit document, this document allows for the memorial mason to make an appointment to carry out the memorial work.
Upon completion of works the memorial mason must provide you with a written ten-year workmanship guarantee. This guarantee covers standards of acceptable work, materials and construction of the memorial.
As the grave owner you are fully responsible for the maintenance of your memorial. You are advised to take out an appropriate insurance that will cover all eventualities such as accidental damage, vandalism, stolen items, graffiti, and storm damage.
In addition you are also responsible for the upkeep of your memorial to ensure that it remains in a safe condition for the life of the exclusive right of burial term.
You are advised that we have a memorial inspection regime in place whereby we inspect all memorial stones within a five-year period. This will mean that we hope to inspect your memorial every five years; if in this time your memorial is identified as unstable we will advise you accordingly.
For information as to grave types permitted please see
Choosing a Grave