hand cut lettering
memorial saftey work
renovation and repair work
custom sawing


Weighted aluminium flower containers in four depths, with a choice of six colours of lids are available from our Chapel Street office.


A limited number of plastic spiked flower containers are also available, whilst stocks last.


Used widely on the continent porcelain memorial photo plaques are becoming more and more popular here in the UK now.  Photo-ceramics capture a special moment and serve as a touching reminder of a departed loved one.  Also, photo-ceramics of religious icons are also available.

Using traditional skills, combined with advanced techniques, we are able to offer our clients high quality reproductions of their supplied photographs.  Removal of unwanted blemishes and elements, colour adjustments and image re‑sizing are easily achieved.  Digital effects can be added turning a colour photograph into a black and white one.  Photo-ceramics are fired to temperatures over 900ºC during the printing process and are therefore able to endure the extremes of both weather and environmental conditions.  The firing process also ensures that the colours will not fade and the finish will not deteriorate.

Please be advised, that some burial and church authorities do not allow photo-ceramics on memorials. 




Memorial stone insurance

Of course you will care for the grave of a loved one.  But who will safeguard the memorial, and repair or replace it if it is defaced or damaged over the years?  Whilst it is impossible to prevent this distressing possibility StoneGuard 05 Insurance can ensure that any damage is rectified quickly – from minor repairs to total replacement of the memorial.  Attacks of vandalism are not restricted to grand or elaborate monuments; often the simplest family memorials are the target of malicious attacks or are accidentally damaged.  But it is not just vandalism that you need protection against.  Subsidence is a very common issue as are storm and impact damage; all covered by the StoneGuard 05 policy.  Premiums are extremely reasonable, especially when you consider the possible costs involved for repairs or a replacement, with the cost of cover being from as little as £5.40p per year.  Please contact our office for further details of this highly recommended insurance cover.



Pet Memorials

Commissions are taken for pet memorials, which can take the form of a small, simple plaque for your garden to something more elaborate.  Designed to your own requirements.

House and Business Name Plaques

Commissions are taken for house and business name and number plaques, which can be designed to suit your requirements.

K. Bates Master Memorial Masons
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