Memorials

You may wish to arrange for a memorial headstone or plaque to be placed on the grave of a loved one or family member laid to rest in a Knowsley cemetery.

Memorial headstones

To install a memorial headstone, you must have permission from the council. This can be done easily through an approved memorial stone mason (PDF) who can advise on sizes, wording and construction.

They will also contact the cemetery to ensure the headstone meets size and health and safety standards.

It is possible for some headstones to be installed immediately following burial. In other cases there may need to be a delay to allow the ground to settle.

Once erected it is the owner’s responsibility to care for the headstone and arrange for any essential maintenance. You may want to consider taking out insurance to cover the cost of any damage.

Memorial plaques

There are two types of memorial plaque available which can be displayed on the Garden of Remembrance wall or on a ‘mushroom’ memorial. These can be leased for a ten year period, with the option to renew when the lease expires.

There is no further charge for maintenance or upkeep during the period of the lease.

Prices vary depending upon the type of plaque you choose.

How to apply for a plaque

Complete and return an application form to apply for a plaque.

Plaque application form

More information

Contact Bereavement Services team on 0151 443 5231 for more advice.