Regulations for headstones
There are regulations that govern how a memorial should be constructed and maintained. This ensures a sympathetic, considerate and safe way of marking graves. All memorials must be of natural quarried stone and you must use a qualified memorial mason who is signed up to the council's memorial masons' registration rules to create and install a memorial. You may only place stone chippings on the kerb section of the memorial
Regulations for memorial headstones permitted in the lawn sections of the county's cemeteries
- A headstone only (without kerbs) not more than 3' 6" in height, 3' in width and 4" in thickness
- Overall memorial, front to back not more than 1' 4"
- Lawn sections will be seeded (within 12 months) and mown by the council staff
- Once the grave has been seeded, no plantings or ornaments are permitted on the grave space
- You can use the headstone border
Regulations for memorial headstones permitted in the kerb section in Leominster Cemetery
- A headstone with kerbs
- Headstone not more than 3' 6" in height, 3' in width and 4" in thickness
- Kerbs not more than 3' by 7'
- You can only place stone chippings on this section
Regulations for memorial headstones permitted in the children's section in Hereford Cemetery
- Each grave and adjoining space is to be maintained by families, as agreed through consultation with parents
- A headstone not more than 18" in height or a flat tablet 18" x 18"
- Tributes must be placed within the grave space with a height restriction of 18"
- If after six months the grave remains unattended, the tributes will be removed
- The council continues to maintain the pathways and surrounding lawn areas
We reserve the right to remove any items which do not comply with the above restrictions without notice.