You can buy a memorial bench from us. There are three options which vary in price and according to your preferred location.

Please note, we can only place memorial seats/trees on land owned by us.

Traditional hardwood

We can supply a traditional 1.8 metre hardwood seat (the timber is from sustainable forests). This option includes:

  • securing the  seat on site, with a base (if needed)
  • a bronze plaque
  • a contribution towards the maintenance of the seat during its working life (which can be up to 20 years).

Unfortunately, if the seat is damaged beyond what we consider to be economical to repair, we wouldn't replace it.

Price for 2016-17   £1575.00.

Adopt a bench

If we have an existing seat without a plaque, you can adopt it and have your plaque attached. This includes:

  • fitting of the plaque to the seat
  • a contribution towards any future maintenance of the seat.

Price for 2016-17  £603.75.

Recycled seats

Recycled plastic seats are long lasting and an excellent use of material which would otherwise end up as landfill. They can be secured at various locations throughout our district but are especially robust for areas subject to extreme weather conditions.

The plaques used on recycled plastic seats is made from engraved stainless steel which suits the more modern style.

Cost varies, depending on which option you choose:

  • Phoenix style bench,   2016-17  £735.00.
  • Stanford style bench,  2016-17  £997.50

The cost of these seats, includes a plaque and securing it on site.

You can also adopt an existing Phoenix style bench for 2016-17  £367.50.

Memorial plaques/seats in cemeteries

Any memorial seat/plaque requested for a cemetery will be subject to VAT.


All traditional seats in Sidmouth are currently allocated. We're sorry but no further commissions can be taken until spaces become available. A very limited number of woodland style seats are available in The Byes Meadow in Sidmouth. These are administered by the Friends of the Byes volunteer group. Contact for further information.

There is very limited availability in Exmouth, Beer, Budleigh Salterton and Seaton.

There are more options for seats in Ottery St Mary, Honiton and Axminster.

For seats in other villages and communities, please contact the appropriate parish council.