Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery – Memorial Inspections


Memorial Headstone Safety

Barry Town Council, in accordance with health and safety legislation, is undertaking an ongoing inspection programme to check the condition of memorial headstones within its cemeteries.  Any found to be unsafe and likely to cause serious injury may be laid flat or “lowered down” into the excavated area at the head of the grave in front of the memorial base (this will enable some or all of the inscription to remain visible).

Alternatively the memorial may be “staked and banded” by the Council Memorial Inspector.  The stakes and bands are attached to the memorials to ensure that the danger of the memorial in question falling and cause damage or harm to staff and visitors to the cemetery is reduced.  As this is part of a programme introduced by government legislation it is an offence for the bands to be removed by any one other than the Memorial Inspector or a Memorial Mason engaged to carry out repairs to the said memorial on behalf of the family.

A memorial is the responsibility of the grave owner.  Any memorials erected since November 2001 should not be affected as long as they were installed to the NAMM & BRAMM standards.  The programme has been devised to ensure that the memorials that pose the greatest risk are dealt with first.

If you have any concerns about the testing or want information about how to make your memorial safe please contact the Cemetery Office during normal working hours on 01446 738663, email or write to:

Barry Town Council, Town Hall, Kings Square, Barry, CF63 4RW

Please find below a list of memorials that have been inspected in the most recent round of inspections In Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery.  Should you be a relative or know someone related to those interred in any of the following graves please contact us on the above telephone number or at the address given:

C 52 Holland C 146 Case C 157 James  C196 Cutler C 230 Mossa
D 83 Jones D 134 Davies D 143 Carey D 145 Yarr D 190 Evans
D 186 Linghan D 201 Daly D 198 Doucas D 235 Bell E 84a Hammond
F 170 Ebdon F 300 Craston J 90 Rolands J 190 C Johns G 124 Rosser
I 159a Bailey I 125 Barnett I 67 Mordegai I 134 Thomas M139 Griffith
K 7 James K 47 James K 110 Howell  K 122 Davis K 181/182 Thorpe
K 311 Johnson K 350 Wintle K 391 Sims K 478 George B 122 Phillips
B 123 Stephens B 146 Medlin B 232b Williams B 235 Ellis N 1110 Tallboy
N 1112 Proctor X 12 Bagnall W 6 Deans W 8 Ball P 535 Smith
P 536 Beck