Cremation Memorials

Explore the exquisite craftsmanship of our memorials, meticulously crafted by skilled stonemasons who have been perfecting their art for many years. Discover the ideal memorial for cemeteries in South Wales and beyond by exploring our offerings below.

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Cremation Memorial Styles

Choosing the Perfect Cremation Memorial

Cremation Memorial Materials & Colours

Fine Craft Etching for Cremation Memorials

Why Choose Us for your Cremation Memorial

Cremation Memorial Installation Services

Memorial Services

Cremation Memorial FAQs

Memorial Blog

Our Cremation Memorial Range

Our memorials, skilfully crafted by seasoned stonemasons, are an impeccable match for cemeteries in South Wales. Explore our offerings below and discover what we have in store for you.

Browse the Range

We offer the finest cremation memorials available to Cardiff and beyond. Search now for the perfect tribute to your loved one.

Download a Brochure

A full digital catalogue of our dedicated Thornhill memorials range for you to view.

Cremation Memorial Styles

Feel free to get in touch with us if you have a distinct design concept in mind, have come across a memorial design that has caught your eye elsewhere, or are interested in delving into the possibilities of personalized cremation memorials. Our skilled team of stonemasons is ready to craft a bespoke memorial that perfectly aligns with your specific preferences. Reach out to us today for further details and inquiries.



















Thornhill Specific Memorials

At Thornhill Memorials, our collaboration with Thornhill Cemetery and Crematorium is a testament to our extensive experience. Over the years, we have developed a deep understanding of the cemetery, encompassing a comprehensive knowledge of its grounds, as well as the specific rules and regulations governing each distinct section.

Below are the types of memorials for each section in the Thornhill cemetery. For more information about the sections in Northern Cemetery, please contact us.

Christchurch cemetery section map


A, D & G

Specifically for tablet memorials. These exquisite minimalist memorials are available in a range of beautiful, coloured materials with options of stunning etched embellishments. 


XB, XC, SC, T & V

Sections for the classic Thornhill memorial, the majority of which are available with twin flower containers and a variety of center pieces. These remarkable memorials are also available in a range of marvelous colours.


B, C, E, F, H, I & J

These sections are home to a variety of memorial designs from desks to sloping books. All are available in an array of exquisite materials and colours.

Choosing the Perfect Cremation Memorial

Celebrating the memory of a beloved individual finds its most heartfelt expression through unique engravings on a cremation memorial, capturing their distinct essence and character. Our team of empathetic and highly skilled memorial artisans is dedicated to creating a wide range of meticulously designed cremation memorials tailored to your preferences. With our extensive selection of styles and personalised expertise in stonemasonry, we offer the perfect means to preserve the legacy of your loved one.

Thornhill Memorials has been a steadfast source of support for families in South Wales and beyond. Our experienced team remains unwavering in its commitment to delivering the highest quality memorial services and expertise.

If you wish to delve further into our cremation memorials or explore the intricacies of a custom design, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team.

rings design on granite headstone

Cremation Memorial Materials & Colours

We provide a varied array of materials and finishes for our cremation memorials, encompassing a spectrum of colors and shades specific to each material.

Every material used in our cremation memorials carries its own unique advantages, whether it be in terms of its aesthetic appeal, durability, or maintenance requirements.

Please be aware that the material and colour samples offered serve purely as reference points.

The high-quality materials we source from nature result in each cremation memorial possessing an inherent uniqueness, with differences in color, shade, and pattern from one to another.

Popular Cremation Memorial Materials

Granite cremation memorial material


Limestone cremation memorial material


York Stone cremation memorial material

York Stone

White Marble cremation memorial material

White Marble

Portland Stone cremation memorial material

Portland Stone

Forest of Dean cremation memorial material

Forest of Dean Stone

Sandstone cremation memorial material


Nabresina cremation memorial material

Nabresina Stone

Welsh Slate cremation memorial material

Welsh Slate

Popular Cremation Memorial Colours

We provide a diverse selection of colors and shades, with availability depending on the type of memorial material chosen.

Here, you can explore a preview of the array of colors and shades offered in our granite and natural stone materials.

Black granite cremation memorial stone colour


Light grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Light Grey

Dark grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Dark Grey

Avon Grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Avon Grey

Star Galaxy granite cremation memorial stone colour

Star Galaxy

Brown granite cremation memorial stone colour


Bahama Blue granite cremation memorial stone colour

Bahama Blue

Blue Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Blue Pearl

Ruby Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ruby Red

Balmoral Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Balmoral Red

Twilight Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Twilight Red

Teak granite cremation memorial stone colour


Pink granite cremation memorial stone colour


Emerald Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Emerald Pearl

Fir Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Fir Green

Imperial Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Imperial Green

Ocean Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ocean Green

Tropical Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Tropical Green

Yellow York Stone cremation memorial stone colour

Yellow (York Stone)

White sandstone cremation memorial stone colour


White Marble cremation memorial stone colour

White Marble

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Fine Craft Etching

Elevate a cremation headstone by embellishing it with intricately etched images or photographs, imbuing it with character, personality, and an unrivaled touch of individuality.

rings design on granite headstone

Why choose us for your Cremation Memorial?

Ability to create bespoke memorials with unrivalled craftsmanship

The Thornhill Memorials’ 30 year memorial guarantee

The Thornhill Memorials’ price promise

Fully accredited by BRAMM

Sterling selection of colours, materials & styles

The Memorial Aftercare® service

Available home visit service

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Installation Services

After our team of highly skilled memorial stonemasons meticulously designs and crafts your cremation memorial, the next crucial step involves the expert installation of the memorial at your chosen burial site.

Drawing upon our extensive knowledge of cemeteries in and around South Wales, we are uniquely positioned to offer expert guidance and recommendations regarding the most suitable types of cremation memorials for the various cemeteries and churchyards in the South Wales area.

When you entrust us with the installation of your cremation memorial, you can rest assured that your chosen memorial will be installed with the utmost precision and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

For more information, please feel free to get in touch with us.

rings design on granite headstone

Our Services

We offer a selection of memorial services, designed around you.


Memorial Aftercare®

The service that provides fully comprehensive maintenance for your loved one’s memorial. We ensure complete peace of mind that the memorial is thoroughly checked, cleaned and cared for.


Memorial Insurance

You never have to worry as StoneGuard’s “All Risks” cover protects and insures your family memorials, old and new. We ensure that any damage to your headstone is covered.


Memorial Restoration

We provide an expert stone restoration service to return your headstone to its former beauty, carried out by our experienced memorial masons, all at a fair price. 

Cremation Memorials FAQs

What Are Some Helpful Tips For Choosing A Cremation Memorial?

Choosing a cremation memorial can be overwhelming, but there are several things you can do to make the process easier.

One helpful tip is to request a brochure, which can provide you with plenty of styles, materials, and examples to help narrow down your search.

You can also browse cremation memorials at your local cemetery or online, or make an appointment to speak with one of our advisors and view some memorials and stone materials in person.

By exploring your options and discussing them with a professional, you can come to a suitable decision for your cremation memorial.

What Options Do You Have For Cremation Memorials?

We offer a wide range of cremation memorials crafted by our highly skilled memorial masons in various materials and finishes. Some of our popular memorial types include books, scrolls, desks, hearts, raised desks, and tablets. If you have a specific design in mind, you are welcome to present it to us and we will do our best to craft it for you.

What Should I Consider When Choosing a Memorial Stonemason?

Choosing a memorial stonemason is an important decision that requires careful consideration. Here are some key factors to keep in mind:

  • Experience: Look for a company with a strong track record in monumental stonemasonry.
  • Accreditation: Check if the stonemason is accredited by relevant professional bodies or organisations.
  • Craftsmanship: Assess the quality of the stonemason’s previous work to ensure they can deliver a memorial that meets your expectations.
  • Knowledge of the Cemetery: Make sure the stonemason has knowledge of the specific cemetery where the memorial will be placed to avoid any issues or conflicts.
  • Communication: A good stonemason should be approachable and able to communicate with you effectively. Gauge this during your initial meetings with their family advisors.
  • Direct Contact: Consider going directly to an experienced and established memorial mason instead of a middleman, such as a funeral director or agent.
  • Deposits and Costs: Ensure that you have complete confidence in the stonemason’s ability to complete the memorial and stay in business to avoid losing your deposit.
  • Reputation: Choose a well-established memorial stonemason with a strong reputation to give you peace of mind.

By keeping these factors in mind and doing your research, you can find a reputable and skilled memorial stonemason who can create a fitting tribute for your loved one.

Can You Assist Me In Selecting A Cremation Memorial?

We are happy to provide you with a detailed overview of your options to help you choose the best type of cremation memorial. Our expert advisors can discuss the benefits of different materials, present a range of styles that fit your preferences, and review the available colours and customisation options for each memorial type.

Additionally, we offer engraving, fine etching, and bespoke Swarovski crystal designs to add a beautiful finishing touch to your cremation memorial.

With so many choices available, we can work with you to identify the perfect option that meets your needs and preferences.

How Do I Choose The Right Material For My Cremation Memorial?

Selecting the ideal material for your cremation memorial will depend on several factors, such as your choice of memorial, desired lettering or carving, preferred colour, texture, tone, and location.

As a reputable memorial stonemason, we offer a wide range of popular materials including granite, slate, limestone, york stone, and more.

Our team can guide you through the selection process and provide recommendations based on your specific requirements.

How Long Should I Wait Before Getting A Cremation Memorial?

The minimum amount of time that you should wait before getting a cremation memorial may be dependent on the cemetery.

Unlike other memorials that may require many months of waiting, cremation memorials can often be installed much sooner. Some cemeteries may even allow cremation memorials to be installed immediately after the plot purchase has been confirmed.

With that said, you may still be well advised to take plenty of time to thoroughly consider the cremation memorial you would like to choose.
There is certainly no rush and you want to ensure you make the best decision with regards to the style, material and any inscription, etching or design additions.


Is It Possible To Select A Cremation Memorial That Isn't Included In Your Brochure?

Yes, in most cases we can accommodate any cremation memorial design request. Our team of skilled memorial stonemasons have a wealth of experience in creating bespoke designs for cremation memorials. We welcome you to share your ideas and images with us, and we will work closely with you to bring your vision to life.

What Is The Typical Timeframe For Creating A Cremation Memorial?

Crafting a cremation memorial requires expertise and precision, and therefore, it can take a significant amount of time to complete. While we strive to complete each order promptly, the actual timeframe may vary depending on the complexity of the design and the availability of the chosen stone material. Typically, the production process may take several weeks to months. To get a more accurate estimate, we recommend asking for an up-to-date lead time at the time of order. We value transparency and will provide you with the most accurate wait time possible.

Is It Possible To Make Additions To An Existing Cremation Memorial?

Certainly, if there is sufficient space available, it is possible to add an extra design, etching or inscription to an existing cremation memorial. We will be happy to discuss your specific requirements and suggest the best course of action to achieve your desired result.


What Is The Typical Cost Of A Cremation Memorial?

Providing an average cost for a cremation memorial is difficult since each memorial is unique and the price varies based on the material, type of memorial, and any custom additions. To get an accurate quote, we recommend contacting one of our representatives and providing us with the specific details. However, we do offer a price promise that ensures our prices are competitive and we provide a discount if you find the same quality product elsewhere from a recognised and reputable memorial mason or funeral director.

Is It Possible To Order A Cremation Memorial In Advance?

Certainly, it is possible to arrange in advance for the purchase of any type of cremation memorial. This allows your specific wishes or those of a loved one to be fulfilled exactly as desired. Planning ahead by choosing a cremation memorial can also ease the burden on family and friends after the passing of a loved one.

Do You Offer A Guarantee With Your Cremation Memorials?

Certainly, all of our cremation memorials as well as any other type of memorial come with our 30-year guarantee.

Do You Hold Any Memorial Accreditation?

Yes, we are BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) approved, and a registered and fully licensed memorial mason.

Can I View Proofs Of The Cremation Memorial?

We can provide you with proofs of the cremation memorial design for your approval before moving forward with the creation process. If you are not satisfied with the initial design, we can make adjustments to the layout or style to better suit your preferences.

Do You Ship Cremation Memorial Orders Overseas?

We have experience in shipping memorials overseas, but it’s important to note that there are additional expenses involved. These may include specialised packaging, insurance, and taxes or fees.

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