Children’s Headstones

Ursells takes pride in our dedicated team of memorial stonemasons who specialise in creating exquisitely crafted headstone memorials intended for children and infants who have departed all too early.

Each headstone design carries the potential to offer a distinct and cherished tribute to the precious child or baby, ranging from whimsically playful and vibrant to tenderly affectionate and comforting.

Within our selection, Ursells ensures a headstone that impeccably captures and reflects the essence of your child’s personality.

We present an array of pre-designed headstone options, each open to full customisation, alongside the opportunity for entirely unique bespoke designs. Rest assured, your child’s memory is treated with the utmost care and craftsmanship under the guardianship of Ursells of Ross.

Choosing A Children’s Headstone

We recognise the profound challenge of selecting a fitting headstone to pay tribute and cherish the memory of your beloved child. Our empathetic and approachable advisors are here to support you patiently, ensuring that your child’s memorial is a true reflection of their personality, allowing you to commemorate them just as you envision.

Within our extensive array of children’s headstone designs, combined with our tailor-made memorial craftsmanship, you’ll discover the ideal means to preserve the legacy of your dearly departed child.

For over a century, Ursells has been a pillar of support for families spanning Ross on Wye and beyond. With a comprehensive memorial showroom and warming family advisors we extend our expertise and commitment to quality memorial services.

Should you wish to delve deeper into understanding our children’s headstones or explore the intricate details of a custom design, please feel free to reach out to our amiable team. We’re here to assist you.

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Children’s Headstone Materials & Colours

A diverse assortment of materials and finishes grace our collection of children’s headstones, including select options that span a wide spectrum of colors and tones.

Each material employed in crafting these headstones boasts distinctive advantages—whether it’s the allure of aesthetics, unwavering durability, or the demand for minimal upkeep.

POPULAR CHILDREN’S HEADSTONE MATERIALS:

Please note that these material and colour examples should be used as a guide only.

The high quality materials that we use are naturally sourced materials, therefore we can expect each headstone to be unique with a colour, shade and pattern that slightly differs to the next.

Granite cremation memorial material

Granite

Limestone cremation memorial material

Limestone

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

Sandstone

Nabresina cremation memorial material

Nabresina Stone

Welsh Slate cremation memorial material

Welsh Slate

POPULAR CHILDREN’S HEADSTONE COLOURS:

We offer a wide range of colours and shades, although options will be dependent on the memorial material that is used.

Below you can view an indication of the various colours and shades that are available in our granite and natural stone materials.

Black granite cremation memorial stone colour

Black

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

Brown

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

Teak

Pink granite cremation memorial stone colour

Pink

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

White Marble cremation memorial stone colour

White Marble

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We are here to sensitively address your needs concerning children’s headstones.

To discover further details about our children’s headstones, please reach out to us and schedule an appointment today.

 

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Welsh three feathers symbol as a fine craft etching on a black granite stone cremation memorial

FINE-CRAFT ETCHING

Infuse character, personality, and an unparalleled sense of uniqueness into a book memorial through intricate and expertly crafted etchings of images or photographs.

WHY CHOOSE US FOR YOUR HEART HEADSTONE?

  • Established memorial masons since 1885
  • Ability to create bespoke memorials with unrivalled craftsmanship
  • Over 130 years industry experience
  • The Ursells 30 year memorial guarantee
  • The Ursells price promise
  • Fully accredited by BRAMM
  • A remarkable selection of colours, materials & styles
  • The Memorial Aftercare® service
  • Available home visit service
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Installation Services

After our team of skilled memorial stonemasons designs and crafts your children’s memorial, the subsequent step involves the professional installation of the memorial around the designated burial plot.

Benefiting from an extensive understanding of cemeteries in the surrounding regions of Ross-on-Wye, we are excellently positioned to provide expert counsel and direction on the most fitting types of children’s memorials for various cemeteries and churchyards across the Ross locale.

Through our dedicated children’s memorial installation service, you can find solace in the assurance that your chosen memorial will be meticulously installed to the utmost standard of excellence.

To learn more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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CHILDREN’S HEADSTONE FAQS

How Do I Choose A Child's Headstone?

Choosing any type of headstone for somebody can always be a challenge, but when it’s for a child things can prove extra difficult both emotionally and physically. The most important thing to remember is that you’re entitled to take as long as necessary before coming to a decision over your child’s headstone – whether that means weeks, months or even a year or more of waiting before you feel completely ready.

Even when you do feel ready, there is such a wide variety of children’s headstones to choose from, it can feel overwhelming at first.

Many of our customers find that requesting to download our brochure is a great place to start as this provides several children’s headstone styles, materials, and examples to help narrow down your memorial search. Many parents and guardians have an idea in mind when it comes to a children’s headstone, so rest assured our expert headstone design team and skilled memorial stonemasons can craft just about any bespoke design or idea you can think of.

Browsing children’s headstones at your local cemetery and online, or simply booking an appointment to speak through your options in detail with one of our advisors and to view them in person will also help you come to a suitable decision when considering headstone options to help honour and remember your child.

What Should I Look For When Choosing A Memorial Stonemason?

When searching for a reputable memorial stonemason company there are many things to consider.

Research their monumental stonemasonry experience, accreditations, craftsmanship, quality of product, and knowledge of the specific cemetery you are purchasing a headstone for. It is also incredibly important to ensure that you feel both confident and comfortable on a personal level while working with your stonemasons to design and create your memorial.

Furthermore, you will be expected to pay a deposit when you place your order, meaning it’s vital that you have complete confidence in the memorial stonemasons ability to complete the memorial in your local memorial ground and remain in business so that you don’t end up in the unfortunate position of losing your deposit.

Choosing to go direct to an experienced and well established memorial mason rather than through an agent (such as a funeral director or other middle provider) will also allow you to communicate directly with the masons who are carving your memorial and may potentially help you avoid any additional costs that may have otherwise been involved, such as commissions or extra charges a “middle-party” may apply.

Ultimately, you will benefit from peace of mind by choosing a long established memorial stonemason with a good reputation.

Can You Help Me Choose A Child's Headstone?

We can certainly go through your options in great detail to help you reach a decision on which children’s headstone you should choose. We can highlight the benefits of different materials, show you a variety of styles that meet your requirements, and discuss the range of colours and detailing options that are available for each particular headstone.

What Is The Best Material For A Headstone?

The best material to use depends on your choice of headstone, the lettering, carving requirements, colour, tone, texture, and location. We offer all of the popular headstone materials that you’d expect from any memorial stonemason, including granite, slate, limestone, york stone, and more. Many parents and guardians request a child’s headstone in a certain colour, and in these instances granite material is often the best choice due the wide range of colours and shades that are available – though it’s important to find out if your cemetery has any rules relating to headstone colours that are allowed.

Are Children's Headstones Available In Different Colours?

Yes, many of our headstones are available in a variety of different colours – our granite material in particular is offered in many different colours and shades. A coloured headstone allows parents or guardians to honour their lost child in a way they see most fitting. Perhaps in the child’s favourite colour, or because they want something that isn’t as sombre as the typical black headstones.

Cemeteries and churchyards have different rules and regulations with regards to what they allow, so it’s always worth checking what their stance is with headstones of different colours to ensure your headstone choice won’t be rejected by them.

How Long Should I Wait Before Getting A Child's Headstone?

Choosing a headstone for a lost child can be particularly difficult and emotional, so we would always advise that you take as long as necessary to come to your decision so that you can be sure you’re honouring and remembering your child in the most fitting way. There really is no right or wrong answer – you should take as long as you require.

From a technical standpoint, most cemeteries request that you wait at least 6-12 months before erecting a headstone so that the ground has time to settle following a burial.

Timescales differ between cemeteries and also tend to differ between memorial type – for example, a cemetery may request a wait of 6-12 months before a headstone can be installed and erected, while they may allow a cremation memorial to be installed immediately.

If you’re unsure, our qualified and highly experienced staff can advise and guide you through this process.

Other than that, there is no set time that you should wait before placing a headstone on a child’s grave – it is all down to you and when you feel ready. People often find it is a good idea to not rush the process, as time can help you better decide on the child’s headstone itself as well as the inscription.

Can I Choose A Headstone For A Child That Isn’t In Your Brochure?

In the vast majority of cases the answer is yes. Our memorial stonemasons are very experienced and highly skilled, so we are able to meet bespoke requirements and recreate headstone designs. Simply provide us with an image and/or an idea of what you are looking for, and we will do our very best to help. Headstones for children are often among the most bespoke and unique as many parents and guardians want something that truly reflects the personality of their lost child and the things they most enjoyed.

How Long Does It Take For A Child's Headstone To Be Made?

The design and creation of any headstone and inscription is a highly skilled process, so we can expect it to take some time before a child’s headstone is complete following the order – certainly several weeks, and perhaps months. The timeframe will also depend on the current demand, so for a more accurate answer you will be best served asking for an up-to-date estimated lead time at the time of order.

Can I Add Something To An Existing Headstone For A Child?

Yes, you can certainly add something to any existing headstone. This could be a special design or etching, or an additional inscription or change of font. Whatever it may be, we can discuss your requirements and confirm what headstone amendments can be carried out.

What Is The Average Cost Of A Child's Headstone?

The truth is, there really is no accurate average cost of a headstone, regardless of whether it is for a child or adult. This is because each headstone is unique, and the cost will vary based on the material and headstone type. For an accurate quote, we would advise you contact a representative so that we can take the specific details you require beforehand.

One thing we can confirm upfront is our price promise – we are confident that our prices are the most competitive around and offer a discount should a customer find the same quality product elsewhere, so long as it’s supplied by a recognised and reputable memorial mason or funeral director.

Do You Offer A Guarantee With Your Children's Headstones?

Certainly, all of our children’s headstones 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 with over 130 years industry experience having first established ourselves way back in 1885.

Can I View Proofs Of The Childre's Headstone First?

Prior to production, we can supply you with design proofs of the headstone. In the event that you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the design, we can modify the layout or style until it aligns with your specifications. We recognise the importance of crafting the perfect children’s headstone for you and your loved one and are dedicated to collaborating with you closely throughout the entire process.

Do You Ship Headstone Orders Overseas?

We do possess expertise in shipping headstones internationally, but please keep in mind that overseas shipping entails additional costs, such as specialised protective packaging, insurance, and customs fees.