Norse Road Cemetery
Since April 2006, Bedford Bereavement Care
(now Bereavement Services) has been in a
position to sell Headstones to members of the public. We
offer various kinds of Headstones, with different type of stone,
and even glass for either, Garden Burial Plots, children’s graves
or adult graves. If you are
interested in purchasing a headstone from Bereavement Services
here to complete an application form. Once the form has
been completed, please return it to the office. Our
Agent will then make contact with you to arrange a suitable day or
night and time for him/her to come and visit you at home and talk
to you about all the various types we sell.
Bereavement Services offer a wide range
of memorials in the Garden of Remembrance at Norse Road.
The Garden is divided into the four seasons -
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, the planting in each area is
designed to be at its best during that season. Cremated
remains are dispersed in the borders of each seasonal garden.
Each Garden/area has its own type of memorial which families can
purchase for their loved ones.
here to download a copy of the Memorial Options leaflet for
Norse Road Cemetery.
Please refer to our fees list for all
memorials, dispersals and interments fees.
The Spring Garden
The memorials available in the Spring Garden
are Wall Plaques. These can be either Single or Double Black
Granite plaques. They are inscribed with gold lettering and
are placed on the wall facing the pond. Single Wall plaques
take a maximum of 4 lines of inscription (25 characters per
line). Double Wall Plaques can take a maximum of 8 lines,
usually, the lower half of the plaque is left blank to allow for
further inscriptions. Additional inscriptions are charged at
an additional fee. We can also provide at an extra cost
a gilded rose on either side of the plaque and further designs are
available on request.
Memorials for the Summer Garden are Cast
Bronze Rose Plaques. The plaque is on a stake and can be
placed, by the family, in the ground beside an existing rose
planted in the Summer Garden, or a favourite spot around the
The dedication is for 15 years.
To download an application form for a Rose
Plaque please click
The memorials in the Autumn Garden are Kerb
Plaques, which have a sandstone base with a black granite plaque
which can have up to six lines of inscription. The
inscription is in gold and the kerb has a small flower holder on
top. You could also choose to have a photo plaque or
inscribed picture, such as a rose, on the plaque
A single plaque takes a maximum inscription of
6 lines with 18 characters. At an extra cost a gilded
rose can also be inscribed directly onto the plaque.
You can also reserve a space next to an existing plaque
To download an application form for a Kerb
Plaque please click
The Winter garden was the first garden to be
established when the cemetery was opened in 1987. In 2010
Bereavement Services introduced a new memorial. The memorial
is called a Vase Block and Tablet and the blocks are grey granite
with a black granite plaque and silver inscription. The price
includes the inscription up to a maximum of 6 lines with 18
characters. There is also a silver container to hold a full
bunch of flowers. You can also reserve a space next to an
If you are interested in the vase block and
tablets please click
here for an application form.
Dedicated Babies Area
Norse Road Garden of Remembrance also has a
dedicated area for baby memorials which are situated on the far
side of the Gardens near the Sanctums
There are three styles of plaques to choose from. To
download an application form please click on the relevant
These plaques are on a lease for 15
Norse Road Cemetery also has a Woodland/Meadow dispersal area,
which is situated behind the Crematorium. Cremated remains
can be dispersed in the tree belt of this area or the tree belt
around the Garden of Remembrance and either a wooden or cast bronze
tree plaque can be purchased to dedicate the tree near where the
cremated remains were dispersed.
Burials of Cremated remains
The Garden of Remembrance also offers 4 different types of
burials for cremated remains:-
Columbaria – Garden
These are vaults which are situated on a wall
overlooking the Spring Garden in the Garden of Remembrance with a
lease period of 40 years. Each vault can accommodate two urns
and has a granite cover, which can be inscribed with gold
lettering. There is room for up to seven lines of
inscription, with a maximum of 25 characters per line. The
bottom half of the vault cover can be left blank to enable a future
The fee for the vault includes the first
interment. There are further charges for additional inscriptions
and a second interment into the vault. This fee can be given
To download an application form please click
on relevant link below:-
- Application for a Columbaria Vault click
- Application for an additional inscription on Columbaria Vault
Garden Burial Plots
These are burial plots which are situated
behind the administrative building adjacent to the Garden of
Remembrance. Each plot can accommodate up to three wooden
caskets or bio-degradable urns (available at Norse Road) and are
for the interment of cremated remains. A memorial may be
placed on the plot providing the size is to the scale of the
plot. Until the memorial is erected a wooden cross with
a plaque is provided by us and placed on the plot. The
cost of the Garden Burial plot includes the first interment and
Exclusive Right of Burial for 75 years.
The Sanctum 2000 is a free-standing vault,
with a black granite cover inscribed with gold lettering.
Families can choose to have ornamentation on the cover such as a
photo plaques or inscribed pictures at an extra cost.
They can accommodate two sets of cremated
remains which must be in a polycontainer which is then placed into
a red velvet bag. The cost of each Sanctum includes 80
letters, the first interment and the Exclusive Right of Burial for
Further charges will be incurred with the
second interment and additional inscription.
The sanctums are located along the far side of
the Garden of Remembrance at Norse Road and also in Foster Hill
here for an application for a Sanctum.
Omega Niche (Garden
The Omega Niche is a family vault and can
accommodate up to 5 sets of cremated remains. They are
situated in the Spring Garden overlooking the pond. Pictures
such as flowers can be inscribed directly onto the cover.
The price of the Niche includes the first interment, 1st
inscription and lease of 40 Years.
To download an application form please click
Application forms for interments & dispersals of Cremated
If you wish to have your loved ones' cremated remains placed
loosely into any of the above gardens or a family grave, you will
need to complete an application form, which will give us permission
to disperse the ashes. The Applicant for the cremation is the
only person that can complete this form. Families can choose
to be present if they wish.
here if you would like to complete the form.
If you choose to have a burial of ashes into either one of the
vaults in our gardens or a family grave you will need to complete
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