A memorial stone is a symbol of devotion and not just a means to mark the final resting place. It serves as an enduring reminder of a lifetime and to commemorate and celebrate someone’s life. It is our goal is to provide your family with a memorial that reflects this devotion for generations to come.

Thomas Cakebread

About Us

We are a family business, taking care of your family.

Cakebreads is a family-run business established in 1838, serving the public for more than 170 years. The cemeteries and churchyards around Banbury are a testimony of many hundreds of families that had put their trust in Cakebreads to supply a lasting monument.

Since 2001 our family have extended our area of influence to Gloucestershire with branches in Tewkesbury and Newent, serving the surrounding areas. We also have branches in Wales located in Rhymney and Tredegar serving the valleys and Cardiff.

Our services

New Memorials

We make and supply new memorials as can be found in our catalogue.

Bespoke Memorials

We also design bespoke memorials in collaboration with you the family.

Second Inscriptions

We also do additional inscriptions following a funeral or interment.

Renovations & Maintenance

We renovate existing memorials – cleaning the memorial and redoing the existing lettering. Maintenance of existing memorials is also a service we provide.


We arrange insurance for memorials. It is a protection against damage to the memorial in the cemetery.

How can we help?

To find out how our family can help yours, please get in touch to discuss any of the services that we offer.

Our Catalogue

Our full online catalogue


Examples of our most popular memorials

  • All
  • Cemetery Memorials
  • Rustic and Hand Carved Memorials
  • Full Length Kerb Sets
  • Book Type Memorials
  • Heart Type Memorials
  • Churchyard and Marble Memorials
  • Individual Memorials
  • Children`s Memorials
  • Cremation Memorials
  • Vases
EC1 - Thomas Cakebread


Bronze praying hands decorate the top corner of this memorial. Chamfered Base.

Dense Black Granite

Headstone 27" x 21" x 3"--Base 3" x 24" x 12"

EC16 - Thomas Cakebread


A polished moulding adds emphasis to the inscription area.

Dark Grey Granite

Headstone 27" x 21" x 3"--Base 3" x 24" x 12"

EC18 - Thomas Cakebread


Flint grey granite gives fine contrast to the delicate white rose with elegant pin line.

Flint Grey Granite

Headstone 27" x 21" x 3"--Base 3" x 24" x 12"

EC32 - Thomas Cakebread


With a beautifully hand painted lily. Any flower can be depicted.

Dense Black Granite

Headstone 27" x 21" x 3"--Base 3" x 24" x 12"

EC49 - Thomas Cakebread


A stained glass image of the Virgin Mary has been cut into this memorial.

Dense Black Granite

Headstone 30" x 24" x 3"--Base 3" x 30" x 12"

EC65 - Thomas Cakebread


A natural rustic edge with matching margin.

Dark Grey Granite

Headstone 27" x 21" x 3"--Base 3" x 24" x 12"

EC100 - Thomas Cakebread


The classic headstone and kerb memorial. The corner posts are often bored for a flower container.

Dense Black Granite

30" high x 78" x 30"

EC130 - Thomas Cakebread


With a finely carved cord and tassel, and shaped pages this represents an outstanding example of a granite bible memorial.

Blue Pearl Granite

Book 18" x 24" x 3"--Base 3" x 27" x 15"

EC134 - Thomas Cakebread


A more traditional style book however incorporating stepped and polished page edges. Half ogee moulded edges on the base.

Dense Black Granite

Book 18" x 24" x 4"--Base 4" x 27" x 15"

EC143 - Thomas Cakebread


This book headstone has two vases and central heart token.

Dense Black Granite

Headstone 33" x 24" x 3"--Base 3" x 30" x 12"--Vases 4" x 6" x 6"--Heart 9" x 9" x 2"

EC156 - Thomas Cakebread


Ever popular heart design with roses. Can be plain or painted in any colour.

Dense Black Granite

Headstone 27" x 21" x 3"--Base 3" x 24" x 12"

EC246 - Thomas Cakebread


A cremation tablet with gilded pin line.

Dark Grey Granite

Tablet 2" x 18" x 12"

EC249 - Thomas Cakebread


The Headstone sits behind this desk.

Dark Grey Granite

Headstone 12" x 12" x 2"--Desk 10" x 12" x 3/1.5"