Memorials of an approved kind may be installed on a grave space within the Traditional Burial areas of Eashing and Nightingale Cemeteries. Memorial tablets can also be placed on the Garden of Remembrance wall in Eashing Cemetery.
The Godalming Joint Burial Committee has specific regulations relating to the design, size and materials that may be used for a memorial. It also requires a memorial mason’s workmanship and installation to at the very least meet the minimum standards specified by the National Association of Memorial Masons. The regulations relating to memorials in the Godalming Joint Burial Committee’s cemeteries are detailed in the cemetery regulations.
Headstones, tablets or similar memorials are not permitted in the Natural Burial Area, please read the Natural Burial Area section for guidence on what is permitted within this area.
A memorial mason must first apply to the Godalming Joint Burial Committee for an authority to erect a new memorial, add an additional inscription or conduct any repairs or restoration work to an existing memorial.
Although most masons who trade on the internet are perfecly respectable and use the internet as an additional sales and marketing tool, please be very careful if you are ordering a memorial on the internet that the mason can meet the requirements of the cemetery regulations relating to memorials. An authority for work must be applied for and approved by the Godalming Joint Burial Committee before access will be allowed to install a memorial or conduct any work associated with a memorial; unauthorised memorials will be removed from the cemetery.