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Monuments, Markers and Foundations

 

All monuments or markers shall be placed in accordance with cemetery specifications.

 

Only one flush marker shall be allowed on single grave lots.

 

Only one flush marker shall be allowed on designated cremation lots.

 

Only a flush marker will be allowed on that portion of Mosswood Cemetery west of Putnam Avenue, Cotuit.  This has been designed as a flush marker section and maintained as a memorial park.

 

In cemeteries other than those designated as “flush marker”, one upright monument will be allowed per family lot consisting of at least two full interment grave sites.  Any other foot marker or corner bounds shall be flush with the ground.

 

All upright monuments shall have foundations constructed in accordance with cemetery specifications.

 

While the Cemeteries Section shall exercise all care to protect raised lettering, carving or ornaments on any monument or marker, it shall not be held responsible for any damage or injury thereto during routine maintenance or when caused by vandalism.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS FOR FOUNDATIONS AND MARKERS

The licensee having the right to erect memorial stones or monuments shall not exceed the following dimensions and shall be set on suitable foundations:

            Maximum Dimensions for Monument and Markers

            Flush single marker:

               2’ long X 1’2” wide X 4” thick

            Flush double marker:

               36” long X 1’2” wide X 4”

            Cremation lot marker:

               2’ long X 1’2” wide X 4” thick

            Upright monument:

               3’6” long X 1’2” wide X 8” thick. All bases shall have an exposed edge of 2 inches at the sides and 3 inches at the length. The maximum overall height of 3 feet on all monuments is equal to the base plus the die (headstone). All flush markers shall be at least 4 inches in thickness.

 

Town of Barnstable reserves the right to construct all monument foundations at the expense of the licensee. No memorial monuments and/or markers shall be installed without the approval of the Cemetery Foreman.

 

Only one flush marker shall be allowed on single grave lots.

 

Only one flush marker will be allowed on designated cremation lots.

 

Only flush markers will be allowed on the  portion of Mosswood Cemetery west of Putnam Avenue, Cotuit, designated a flush marker section.

 

One upright monument will be allowed per family lot consisting of at least two grave sites. Any other foot markers (or corner bounds) shall be flush to the ground.

 

For complete rules & regulations please chick here.

 

 

Contact
Foreman
Daniel St.Pierre
P 508-428-8643
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Mon-Fri 7:30a.m. to 3:30p.m.
Closed Sat, Sun, Holidays
280 Putnam Ave
Cotuit, MA. 02635


Public Records
Ann Quirk
Public Records Request
P 508-428-8643
280 Putnam Ave
Cotuit, MA. 02635


   
   

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