Kerb Sets


Meticulously fashioned by our devoted team of skilled memorial stonemasons, our exquisite full-length kerb sets stand as a testament to their artistry.

A kerb set presents a captivating means to gracefully embrace the burial plot, seamlessly integrating your chosen headstone and custom enhancements with harmonious stone borders. These boundaries are offered in an extensive range of styles, colors, and materials, allowing for a personalized touch that resonates with your vision.

For those seeking to infuse the burial plot with both aesthetic allure and a profound tribute to a cherished individual, opting for a kerb set emerges as a fitting choice. It stands as a truly personalised way to honor and commemorate your lost loved one.

Choosing A Kerb Set

With an extensive array of designs and premium stone materials at your disposal, discovering a kerb set style that aligns with your needs and endures the test of time is a certainty.

A complete kerb set elegantly frames the bounds of a grave, bestowing a visually pleasing presentation that enables you to pay homage and commemorate the life of a dearly departed loved one, while tenderly resting them in an exquisitely adorned plot.

Since the early beginnings of 1885, Ursells have been a steadfast support for families spanning Ross-on-Wye and beyond, establishing a memorial showroom in Ross serving as a hub of expertise and excellence in memorial services.

To delve deeper into the realm of full kerb sets or to delve into the intricacies of a personalised design, we warmly invite you to connect with our empathetic team. Your inquiries are received with utmost care.

A cemetery full of memorials in summer

Kerb Set Materials & Colours

Our collection of kerb sets is predominantly offered in granite and marble, chosen for their sturdy composition and ability to withstand outdoor elements effectively.

Both granite and marble have proven to be excellent choices for kerb sets due to their aesthetic charm, long-lasting resilience, and low maintenance demands.

Within our selection, granite stone materials come in a diverse spectrum of colors and shades, providing ample choices to suit individual preferences.


Kindly be advised that the material and color samples provided are intended solely as reference points.

Given that we exclusively employ naturally sourced, high-quality materials, it’s important to understand that each kerb set will possess a distinctive and slightly varying color, shade, and pattern compared to its counterparts.

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


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


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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We are here to sensitively address your needs concerning kerb sets.

To discover further details about our kerb sets, 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


Embellish a kerb set memorial with intricate and masterfully executed etchings of images or photographs, infusing it with character, personality, and an unmatched sense of individuality.


  • 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

Upon the completion of the artistic design and meticulous craftsmanship by our skilled memorial stonemasons, the next crucial phase entails the proficient installation of the memorial at your chosen burial plot.

Leveraging an in-depth familiarity with cemeteries in the neighboring areas of Ross-on-Wye, we are uniquely positioned to offer expert guidance and recommendations regarding the most suitable variations of kerb set headstones memorials for diverse cemeteries and churchyards throughout the Ross vicinity.

Through our unwavering commitment to installing kerb set memorials, you can find comfort in the unwavering assurance that your selected memorial will be installed with the utmost dedication to achieving the highest standards of excellence.

For further information, please feel free to reach out to us without hesitation.

Our Services

Your complete satisfaction is paramount to us.


Memorial Aftercare


Memorial Restoration


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Home Visit Service



How Do I Choose A Kerb Set For a Grave?

We understand that the wide range of kerb set styles that are available can make it difficult for people to know where they should begin.

Many of our customers find that requesting to download our brochure is a great place to start as this showcases some of the most popular kerb set styles, materials, and examples which can help narrow down your kerb set search and allow you to better understand which memorial types you prefer.

Browsing grave kerb sets 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 example displays in person will also help you come to a suitable decision when considering your kerb set memorial options.

What Types of Kerb Sets Do You Offer?

Our highly skilled memorial masons are able to craft any type of kerb set for any grave size.

Headstones in a variety of stone materials, colours, and styles, such as hearts, books, curved arches, and more, can be incorporated into the design of any matching full kerb set.

You are welcome to present us with an example of a kerb set type that you have seen and our skilled team of memorial designers and stonemasons would be able to craft that particular design for you.

What Should I Look For When Choosing A Memorial Stonemason?

It is important to do your due diligence when searching for a reputable memorial stonemason company.

We would suggest that you research their monumental stonemasonry experience, accreditations, craftsmanship, quality of product, and knowledge of the specific cemetery you are purchasing a kerb set for. You want to feel confident and trusting in their masonry ability, as well as comfortable on a personal level – you can gauge this during your initial meets with their family advisors.

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 and install the grave kerb set 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 kerb set 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 strong reputation.

Can You Help Me Choose A Kerb Set Memorial?

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

With engraving, fine etching, aesthetically appealing border styles, and even bespoke Swarovski crystal designs available to beautifully finish the headstone or foot end of the kerb set, there are certainly plenty of options that we can show and discuss with you.

What Is The Best Material For A Kerb Set?

The best material to use depends on your choice of kerb set, the lettering, carving requirements, colour, tone, texture, and location. We offer all of the popular kerb set materials that you’d expect from any memorial stonemason, including granite, limestone, york stone, and more making a final decision on the colour of your book headstone.

How Long Should I Wait Before Getting A Kerb Set?

The minimum amount of time that you should wait before installing a kerb set may be dependent on the cemetery.

In most cases, you can expect the cemetery or churchyard to request you wait somewhere in the region of 6-12 months, perhaps even longer, before installing a kerb set. This is because the burial plot requires enough time for the ground to fully settle before a headstone or full kerb set can be safely installed on or around the grave.

In any case, you may still be well advised to take plenty of time to thoroughly consider the kerb set 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.

Can I Choose A Kerb Set 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 any kerb set design for any grave dimensions. 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.

How Long Does It Take For A Kerb Set To Be Made?

The design and creation of a cremation kerb set, its headstone or foot end, inscription or etching, and any intricate design additions is a highly skilled process, so we can expect it to take some time before the full kerb set is complete and ready for installation around the burial plot following the order – certainly several weeks, and perhaps months.

The timeframe will also depend on the current supply and demand of your chosen stone material – something that is often out of our control – so for a more accurate answer you will be best served by asking for an up-to-date estimated lead time at the time of order. We will always be transparent and will do our very best to provide you with a wait time that is as accurate as possible.

Can I Add Something To An Existing Kerb Set?

Yes, you can certainly add something to an existing kerb set provided there is adequate space available. This could be a special etching design, an additional inscription, a change of font, or the inclusion of a photo plaque or additional flower containers. Whatever it may be, we can discuss your requirements and confirm what kerb set amendments can be carried out and what we can do to achieve it.

What Is The Average Cost Of A Kerb Set?

It’s extremely difficult to state an average cost of a kerb set. This is because each kerb set is unique, and the cost will vary based on the size, material, kerb set type, and any bespoke additions that you would like included. 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.

Nevertheless, we guarantee that our prices are highly competitive, and we provide a price promise. If you discover a product of comparable quality from a recognised and reputable local memorial mason or funeral director at a lower cost, we will offer a discount on the price.

Can I Pre-Order A Kerb Set?

Yes, you can make prior arrangements for the purchase of any kerb set so that your wishes, or those of a loved one, are carried out exactly as requested. Many people choose their full kerb set in advance to lighten the burden that is placed on children, family members and close friends once they have passed.

Do You Offer A Guarantee With Your Kerb Set Headstones?

Certainly, all of our kerb set 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 Book Headstone First?

Prior to production, we can supply you with design proofs of the book 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 book 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.