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Memorial Seats at Gornal Wood

The provision of a seat as a memorial provides a tribute to a loved one which is also a benefit to the community in which they lived. Such a memorial will last for the 'life' of the seat. The location* and fixing of the seat are subject to the agreement of the Council and any future relocation, due to redevelopment needs, will be agreed with the applicant at that time. Unfortunately, the Council cannot take responsibility for malicious damage to seats or stolen seats, but fortunately this seldom occurs.

Cast bronze memorial plaques for securing to memorial seats are approximately 9" x 2" in size. As a guide, no one line can consist of more than 26 characters and spaces, comprising 3 lines per plaque. If the name of the deceased is to be in larger characters than the remainder, then the maximum number of lines or letters within each line may have to be reduced. If you require a plaque on an existing seat, you must find a seat without a plaque in a suitable place and state its location. Depending on its condition, the seat will be refurbished and moved to as near your preferred location as possible. Additional plaques can be added, to provide extended commemoration of your loved ones.

Memorial seats are subject to availability. The high quality hardwood seat is supplied with a bronze plaque and the right to affix a memorial for a 10-year lease period.

How long will the plaque remain on the Memorial Seat?

The right to affix a plaque on a memorial seat is for lease period of 10 years. The agreement may be renewed and a reminder will sent at the appropriate time. Additional plaques can be affixed for the residue of the lease period.

If you are renewing your memorial, the required fee amount will be included in the correspondence from Bereavement Services.

How much does it cost?

The fees normally changes annually so for this year's fee please view the fee information.

How can I Apply?

You can apply by using our Online Application Form for a plaque on a Memorial Seat. You will need to pay for the memorial online using this online form.

Alternatively please contact us using the details below. 

Contact Details

  • Name Gornal Wood Cemetery and Crematorium
  • Address Bereavement Services, Chase Road, Gornal Wood, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 2RL
  • Telephone 01384 813970
  • Fax 01384 813971
  • Opening Hours Gornal Wood Office: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4.30. Please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays.