Inspection of memorials at Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery

SIX memorials have recently been inspected at Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery in Barry.

Barry Town Council has an ongoing inspection programme, in accordance with health and safety legislation, to ensure memorial headstones are safe.

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, which 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. 

Relatives of those interred in any of the following six graves are asked to contact Barry Town Council:

  • K763 James;
  • K751 Thomas;
  • K8419 Collier/Marsh;
  • K845 Barnes;
  • RC39 Taylor;
  • RC46 Hughes.

Anyone responsible for the above graves – or with concerns or questions about the testing – can contact the Cemetery Office during normal working hours on 01446 738663.

Alternatively people can e-mail [email protected] or write to:

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

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