Creating new memorials


The Abney Park Trust works to ensure that the historic woodland nature reserve and memorial park has a continuing memorial function. New memorial applications are initially overseen by Hackney Council. If you would like a small memorial or plaque please discuss your needs with them, since you will need a permit or letter of approval. All applications are considered on a case by case basis.

Please email

The Council can usually approve the following types:

  • a memorial tree with a simple plaque in wood or metal

  • a small wooden cross with carved lettering/motif or with a simple metal plaque

  • a small memorial plaque inset into a bench

  • please note that legal ownership of a private grave must be proven before works can be approved