Memorial option details
We offer a range of high quality memorials at both Gilroes Crematorium and our cemeteries for dedication in memory of your loved ones who have passed away.
Books of remembrance
Carefully hand bound in traditional natural materials, books of remembrance provides a permanent and beautiful memorial. Each day of the year the book is turned so that every year the entry is displayed for an anniversary. The book is on view in the Remembrance Building at the front of the crematorium.
As well as seeing your entry in the hand written book on the chosen date, a digital image of the entry is available every day of the year in the digital book of remembrance or can be viewed online at the following link:
The digital book allows for a further three extra pages of photographs, poems or a biography to be added to the original book entry.
Miniature books and memorial cards
The miniature books and memorial cards contain a copy of the original book of remembrance entry, inscribed by the same artists and craftsmen. Miniature books are hand bound, covered in grey suede and embossed with the word ‘Remembrance’ on the cover. They have several pages and may contain a number of entries or other suitable wording. Memorial cards may contain one or two inscriptions from the books of remembrance.
Sanctum 2000 cremation vault
An individual above ground vault made of grey granite with a polished black granite memorial plaque. The vault allows for two caskets of cremated remains to be placed inside the memorial chamber for a period of time. A vase for fresh flowers is set into the base of the memorial. See order form below.
Sanctum 12 cremation vault
A distinctive columbaria with 12 niches made of grey granite with black granite memorial plaques. Each niche allows for two caskets of cremated remains to be placed inside the memorial chamber for a period of time. Niches are available in the designated cremated remains garden at Gilroes Cemetery. See order form below.
Order form for Sanctum 12 and 2000 cremation vault
Barbican memorial plaques
An elegant granite memorial dedication, mounted on a central pink granite column in the new gardens and memorial seating areas at Gilroes Cemetery. Plaques can include inscriptions, designs and ceramic photos and are available for 10 year dedication periods (renewable).
Octagonal memorial planters
The honeycomb and grey granite memorial planters contain memorial plaques that can be dedicated to a loved one for a period of ten years. You may either renew the dedication or collect the plaque at the end of the dedication period. The top of planter is planted with flowers, with additional posy holders located around the base for single blooms or a small spray of fresh flowers.
Granite sloping vase tablet
A polished black granite tablet with gold coloured vase inset for fresh flowers. Tablets are available on a 20 year lease or as a permanent memorial on a cremated remains plot. You may either renew the dedication or collect the plaque at the end of the dedication period.
Wall mounted plaques that can be dedicated to loved one and include ceramic photographs and emblems. The Athenia plaques are located in the Book of Remembrance room.
Memorial roses, trees and benches
Memorial rose bush
Memorial rose gardens have been planted at Gilroes and Saffron Hill Cemeteries. A rose in one of these gardens may be dedicated in memory of a loved one for a period of five years, after which the dedication is renewable.
When a dedication is made, a plaque bearing an inscription is placed in front of the rose. A rose may be dedicated for two people in which case a double plaque will be provided. The rose gardens are kept to a high standard and replanted as necessary. If a rose should fail we will replace it.
We recommend that you contact Bereavement Services to make an appointment to view our available roses beforehand. See the order form below.
Memorial trees have been planted at Gilroes and Saffron Hill Cemeteries. Trees may be dedicated in memory of a loved one for a period of ten years, after which the dedication is renewable.
We recommend that you contact Bereavement Services to make an appointment to view our available trees beforehand. See the order form below.
Memorial garden benches are available within the cemeteries in areas of peaceful reflection. Benches may be dedicated in memory of a loved one for a period of fifteen years, after which the dedication is renewable.
We recommend that you contact Bereavement Services to make an appointment to view our available benches beforehand. See the order form below.
Order form (memorial roses, trees and benches)
Fees and charges
- Memorial options and order forms from 1 April 2019 (PDF) - brochure with details of memorial options and prices at our cemeteries and crematorium.
If you have any questions about our memorial range please contact the Bereavement Services team who will be able to answer any questions and offer advice.
Write to us: Bereavement Services, Leicester City Council, Gilroes Crematorium, Groby Road, LE3 9QG
Ring us on: 0116 373 7327
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