Allwood of Totnes Monumental Masons have been producing everlasting memorials in South Devon for over 30 Years and pride ourselves in the traditional craft of our profession.
Churchyard Memorials for Devon, Torbay and the South Hams
Burial in a Churchyard is open to all members of the parish who have been baptised. Churchyard memorials are governed by strict guidelines laid down by the Diocese it is normally left to the Incumbent (Minister) of the Churchyard to decide what is an acceptable interpretation of these guidelines, and they do differ. For this reason we suggest that you check with us, as we have worked closely with most churchyards and those who minister them so you are in full possession of the facts before you make a final decision.
Most Churchyards will allow 'Natural' stones – Slate, Portland, York, and grey Granites. They will usually not allow Marble, polished Granite, ceramic photo-plaques, heart-shaped or book-shaped headstones and carved figures. Some Churchyards have specific Cremated Remains plots and Lawn sections.
Whether you need a modern granite headstone or a traditional stone memorial, feel free to come and visit Allwood Monumental Masons local showrooms in Totnes Devon. We have an extensive range of styles and materials on display and can also provide all the necessary help and support you require at the time of choosing a long lasting tribute or memorial for a loved one.
Warwick Boulder style
This Warwick Granite in boulder style is suitable for both churchyard and cemetery.
Warwick Grey Granite
This Granite is also suitable for cemetery or churchyard as shown here unpolished
South African Dark Grey
Polished South African Dark Grey Granite suitable for cemeteries, if unpolished suitable for churchyards
Rustenberg Granite headstones are suitable for both churchyards and cemeteries.
South African Dark Grey
Cremation or burial, shown polished which is suitable for cemetery or unpolished for churchyard.
Blue Pearl Granite
Blue pearl Granite Headstone set onto wedge base.
Black Polished lawn headstone polished suitable for cemeteries or unpolished for churchyards.
Indian Grey Granite
Indian Grey Granite headstone for churchyard or cemetery.
Allwood of Totnes a Complete Memorial Service
At Allwood of Totnes, our aim is to relieve you of all the unnecessary pressures and worries normally associated with choosing a memorial for your relatives and loved ones. We offer a complete design service and offer a written estimate and inscription layout for your consideration, without any obligation. All the drawings and documentation required by the authorities will be produced by us in order to obtain the necessary permission for the memorial to be erected on the grave or cremation plot.
Caring for the memorials or graves of your loved ones
We recognise that there are many reasons why you are unable to tend to your loved ones final resting place, giving good reason to wish for someone you can trust to maintain the memorial. We all want the peace of mind of knowing that the graves and memorials of our loved ones are being maintained in the dignified manner that their memory deserves. Allwood of Totnes offer regular maintenance visits, or one off repairs or restoration. From the cleaning of marble memorials, granite headstones and gravestones with kerbs to adding extra inscriptions, these are all services which can be offered through our memorial renovation and restoration services.
For more information or to ask any questions you may have, please call Allwoods of Totnes