All our headstones are carved from the highest quality granite, Italian marble, Lake District slate and British sandstone.

The choice of material is very important and will depend on your preference for Granite, Lakeland Slate, Natural British Stone or Italian Marble. 


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GRANITE

Granite is a material that is renowned for its hardiness, virtually everlasting in fact. Combine this with the fact that granite headstones require very little maintenance and it’s easy to see why granite has long been a popular choice in the production of memorial headstones.

Granite is sourced from all over the world and is available in many colours including black, grey, blue and red. Granite is often highly polished to create a bright, colourful appearance but a more subtle, matt finish can be achieved for a traditional style. Virtually all granites require very little maintenance and only weather slowly over time.

The examples below provide an indication of the colour and shading of the various granite available. It is important to note that the samples shown are a guide only. All materials used are of the highest quality but being a natural material each one is unique and will differ slightly in colour and shade. Please speak to one of our advisors for any assistance you might need.


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BRITISH Slate

Usually polished to a honed finish which feels almost like silk. The slate itself is very inert and water resistant and makes a particularly resilient headstone. This resilience combined with both its timeless stark beauty and the fact that it takes letter carving very well make it very popular. Natural shaped memorials are particularly popular in slate .

We can create any size or shape of headstone within reason and in particular manufacture many “in ground” slate headstones often found in churchyards.

It is important to note that the samples shown are a guide only. All materials used are of the highest quality but being a natural material each one is unique and will differ slightly in colour and shade. Please speak to one of our advisors for any assistance you might need.


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Lake District Slate

English Lake District Slate with natural markings, colour and finish. Lake District slate is the Rolls Royce of slate - used on the finest buildings in Britain and the world over, and has even been known to survive on roof's in excess of 400 years.

It is important to note that the samples shown are a guide only. All materials used are of the highest quality but being a natural material each one is unique and will differ slightly in colour and shade. Please speak to one of our advisors for any assistance you might need.


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NATURAL BRITISH STONE

St. Bees sandstone is a beautiful red plum colour and has been used in the building industry since medieval times, many churches were built using this stone making it a popular choice for churchyard headstones. All our sandstone headstones and made from 100% genuine sandstone sourced only from St. Bees. If you are buying elsewhere please check as many sandstone headstones sold in the UK are actually made in India.

It is important to note that the samples shown are a guide only. All materials used are of the highest quality but being a natural material each one is unique and will differ slightly in colour and shade. Please speak to one of our advisors for any assistance you might need.


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Italian white Marble

White marble is a bright material that contains unique blue and grey textures that look like veins. It’s always given a finely rubbed finish to make it look and feel smooth.

It is important to note that the samples shown are a guide only. All materials used are of the highest quality but being a natural material each one is unique and will differ slightly in colour and shade. Please speak to one of our advisors for any assistance you might need.