Rose Funerals & Memorials

is a friendly, long established, family run business and the ideal stonemasons to entrust with the important job of creating the perfect and most fitting tribute for your departed loved one following burial or cremation.

A permanent reminder of a life lived is very important for a lot of people. This is why at Rose Memorials we provide a selection of memorials to remember their loved ones.

We provide a physical focus for your love and personal memories – a place you and your family and friends can always visit to lay flowers, reflect and remember happy times together.

Some factors to consider when choosing a memorial:

  • Colour
  • Shape
  • Font style & colour
  • Wording
  • Type of material, for example granite or marble
  • Application of a design or photo plaque

Finishing Options

Polished Visible areas of the memorial are polished with the exception of any design work or inward facing surface. Suitable for virtually every cemetery except those run by the Church of England.


A honed finish can be best described as an ‘eggshell’ finish. Whilst extremely smooth it is non reflective and particularly suitable for most churchyards.

Part Polished

The polished or honed area of a memorials restricted to the inscription face and top of base where applicable. All other surfaces will be pitched, sawn, sanded, blasted or rubbed as appropriate to the individual memorial.


A pitched finish is one that has been obtained by using a bolster and hammer which gives a rough finish to the memorial.

The British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons

Rose Funerals are full members of this association and we therefore follow strict guidelines as to how memorials are fixed (put in place in a cemetery). All our memorials (at cemeteries that require it) are fixed using a ground anchor system which is a stainless steel tube designed to add additional strength and stability to headstones in addition to the normal fixing systems used. The people we employ to fix the headstones also have to be tested and accredited by BRAMM to ensure their skills are to a certain standard.

We provide quality memorial Stones and headstones for graves providing a lasting tribute to your loved one.


Maintenance Advice

Granite is a natural stone found in many different colours.

It is common for the surface of the memorial to be highly polished which makes it very easy to clean, as dirt cannot take hold on a shiny surface. This list of DO’s & DONTs below is a very simple guide so please contact our office team if further information is required.


How to Clean:

  • DO use clean Water.
  • DO use a soft brush or sponge.

How Not to Clean:

  • DON’T use fairy liquid or any other types of cream cleaner.
  • DON’T use furniture polish or any other types of polish.
  • DON’T use abrasive scourers to clean polish surfaces.
  • DON’T scrub at any letters or design with a hard bristle brush.
  • DON’T scrub bird droppings: especially on GILDED lettering.