Memorial seats and bench plaques

Wooden memorial benches can be placed within the grounds of Woodvale or in any of Brighton & Hove City Council's cemeteries.

About memorial seats

Memorial seats and bench plaques can be provided within:

  • the grounds of Woodvale Crematorium,
  • any of Brighton & Hove City Council's cemeteries
  • Woodland Valley Natural Burial Ground

The exact location must be approved by the Memorials Officer.

The seat is a six foot wooden bench, handcrafted in the UK to high standard, with a cast bronze plaque (nine inches by two inches) attached to the top back rail of the bench. There is space on the plaque for four lines of inscription with 30 letters and spaces per line. 

The memorial benches are placed for an initial period of 5 years with the option to further extend this period. The memorial will be repaired if damaged during the period of donation.

"Wooden bench on lawn with trees in background" "close up of memorial plaque in the centre of the top panel a wooden bench"


Find out our memorial costs.

How to arrange a memorial seat

The memorial can take six to 12 weeks to be completed and the applicant will be notified when it is in place.

Apply for a memorial.