Half Graves for the Interment of Ashes
Situated throughout Waltonwrays Cemetery, these graves, for the interment of cremated remains, have an Exclusive Right of burial for a period of 30 years, giving you the peace of mind that this form of tribute offers a lasting resting place for your loved one.
These graves allow the option of interring up to 4 sets of ashes, making them a perfect resting place for families and they allow visitors the option of making a small garden at the head of the grave where families can plant seasonal flowers and bulbs, giving year round colour.
The head stones are a separate addition, purchased direct from a memorial mason of your choice, and you can choose various sizes and shapes giving you the option to make the grave unique to your family (subject to permit requirements).
Moorland Above Ground Vaults
These vaults are for the placement of cremated remains, above the ground, and are a unique and dignified option for the final resting place of ashes and a lasting memorial.
Situated in the heart of out Seasonal Garden in a quiet part of Waltonwrays Cemetery, these unique vaults will hold up to two sets of cremated remains.
Alternatively these vaults can be purchased just as memorial in memory of your loved one.
The lease of the vault is for 30 years.
Set in a quiet and Secluded section of Waltonwrays Cemetery the Airedale Memorials offer a final resting place for the cremated remains of a loved one. The memorial enables up to two sets of ashes to be laid to rest (or with no ashes and just in memory of a loved one) and incorporates an inscribed memorial and flower vase.
These graves have a 30 years lease, giving you peace of mind that this is a lasting tribute and resting place for your loved one.
Seasonal Garden Vase
These vases are designed to be a memorial in memory of a loved one who has been scattered on the seasonal garden within Waltonwrays Cemetery.
The memorial is placed within the borders around the seasonal garden and in line with where the ashes have been scattered. The memorial has the option to include a flower vase for the placement of flowers or to allow room for a second plaque in the future.
Ashes Graves Section B
Due to demand we have recently installed a new section within the cemetery for the interment of cremated remains. We have ensured this area is perfectly situated in a quiet part of Waltonwrays Cemetery with picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.
These graves allow families to inter up to two sets of ashes in a small private dedicated grave. Families are then able to contact a Memorial Mason of their choice to install a desktop style memorial for their loved one.
The exclusive rights for these graves are a generous 30 years, offering peace of mind that is the final resting place for their loved ones ashes. Alternatively these graves can be purchased just as a place to install a memorial in memory of your loved one.
The Dales Column
The Dales Column is a newly installed memorial tower, situated in a quiet part of Waltonwrays Cemetery with views of the Yorkshire Dales.
This unique tower incorporates hand cut woodland animals and is a perfect monument for a lasting memorial in remembrance of your loved one. The plaque can be in memory of one or two people and is engraved with your own personal inscription. This is a perfect tribute in commemoration of someone who has been previously scattered within the Garden of Remembrance, or indeed laid to rest somewhere else, or just in memory of a loved one.
The lease of the plaque is a generous 20 years, after which it is yours to keep .
Tree of Life
Situated on a wall within the Book of Remembrance room in Waltonwrays Cemetery is a beautiful cast iron tree with bronze leaves which can be inscribed in memory of a loved one.
Each leaf can accommodate one or two inscriptions and has a generous 15 year lease, making it a perfect way to remember a family member. After the 15 years, the leaf is yours to keep.
Situated within the Book of Remembrance room in the heart of Waltonwrays cemetery this is a lovely way to commemorate a loved one within an attractive and tranquil setting.
The plaques referred to as slatz, are made of galvanised metal with attractive black lettering slotted into a formal gallery. Each slatz can commemorate one or two people and has a generous 15 year lease. These are a perfect way to remember a family member or a loved one. After 15 years the slatz is yours to keep.
Book of Remembrance
The Book of Remembrance is the most traditional way to commemorate a loved one. Inscriptions are handwritten on leaves of the finest parchment and are inscribed in leather bound volumes.
The memorial entries are carefully inscribed by highly skilled artists with the wording of your choice, and are placed in memory of a loved one on a commemorative date. This can be the date of death, cremation, birthdays, anniversaries; any date which is the most memorable to the family.
There are four books; two representing the first 6 months of the year (January to June) and two representing the final months of the year (July to December). Each book has two days to view (ie the 5th & 6th of the month). The pages are turned daily. If you wish to view an entry on a day other than which it appears in the book, you may do so during normal office hours. It is advisable that you contact the Bereavement Services Office in order to make an appointment so that the pages can be turned.
The books are inscribed twice a year and therefore there will be a period of time when books for the opposite side of the year are not available to view.
Inscriptions can take the form of 2 lines to 8 lines or more and can incorporate a floral emblem, a badge, shield, crest etc including hobbies and pets and illuminated initials, (all with corresponding costs).
Copies of the book are also available to view anytime on line at http://www.remembrance-books.com/skipton/book-of-remembrance.html to enable you to view the inscription even if you are unable to visit the Book of Remembrance Chapel.
There is also the option to purchase a Memorial Card or Deluxe Booklet of the inscription, giving you a permanent and lasting copy to keep.
Opening Hours for the Book of Remembrance
The Book of Remembrance Chapel is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm, 365 days a year (including bank holidays and Christmas day.)
Fees and Charges - April 2019-2020
Application forms can be downloaded from each section and can be sent to the address below. For more information you can phone or visit our office, located up the main drive, on the left hand side next to the main chapel, Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Payment for a memorial can be accepted by cheque, made payable to "Craven District Council", or by credit or debit card in our office or over the phone.
We have introduced the option when purchasing a grave or memorial to spread the payments over 12 months interest free.
Our instalment plans allow families to pay tribute to their loved ones in the form of a lasting memorial in a more financially manageable way.
They can also help you plan for the future and fix the cost of purchasing a grave at today's prices, in a more convenient way using interest free payment plans, giving peace of mind to you and your family.
Payment plans are available on all our full burial graves, our ashes graves and some of our permanent memorial options.
For more information please contact Bereavement Services directly.
Please Note: it will not be possible for an interment to take place or for a memorial to be erected until the final instalment has been paid.
This payment plan DOES NOT include the costs of the interment or any applicable permit fee.