Cemetery Signs

Welcome to Shelley Signs. We are a leading supplier of external signs and panels with particular expertise in Cemetery Signs. For a chat about the options phone Robert Shelley on 01743 460996 or to request more details complete this Enquiry Form

Shelley Signs offer a full service for Cemetery Signs – please follow these links for more information about our in-house design,  submitting your own artworkFraming Optionsmaterials and general guidance about Church & Cemetery Signs.   Guidance on maps and popular styles can be found at the Maps link.

Also known as Interpretive, Interpretative signs, panels, boards

Overview of Product

Cemetery sign with notice board

Although Cemeteries may not be the most obvious open and public spaces requiring entrance, direction, wayfinding and interpretive signs may be beautiful spots with a history, heritage and wildlife story to tell their visitors. As with all interpretation or interpretative projects the signs, panels and boards need to be robust, vandal-proof and easy to clean while offering excellent colour fastness.

Technical Spec

Signs for cemeteries and crematoria need to be designed carefully to fit into the surroundings – it is important that both the graphic design of the cemetery signs and the structural design of the panels and displays is sympathetic and non-obtrusive. While black is the obvious choice of colour for most cemetery signs consideration should also be given to framing cemetery signs in either oak or steel but painted dark green.

When specifying new signs for a cemetery consideration should be given to the main entrance, the level of detail and site plans provided within the car park and finger posts. Fingerposts within a cemetery or crematoria can be useful to direct visitors in a low key and discreet manner to various parts of the cemetery grounds.
Notice boards and display cases in cemetery grounds allow the display of short term and changeable information. This can be a useful way of getting information to large groups.

Good-quality graphic design is important and maps must be clear and simple for cemetery and crematoria users to read and understand. As with any interpretive style, project care should be given to the objectives to be met when the sign or panel is designed and ensure that there is no risk of information overload.

Case Study

Bushbury Crematoria and Cemetery in Wolverhampton has recently installed a series of directional and interpretive panels. Designed in a classic style this series of cemetery signs were designed to reflect the size and scale of the cemetery grounds. The main signs, located in the cemetery car parks, included a map of the grounds including details of the different burial areas and policies. These units included an integral notice board or display case for changeable information. A series of interpretive panels provide information about the natural history to be found in the grounds and contain information about how the crematoria grounds are managed an