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Directory of UK Headstones and Headstone Memorials

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Headstones are by their very name memorials erected over graves to mark the final resting place of the deceased. They are lasting symbols of remembrance.

Materials

The most popular materials for headstones in the UK Cemeteries and churchyards are Granite and Marble. Granite is usually the shinny polished headstone material and comes in a variety of colours. The white unpolished headstone material is marble.

Over the last twenty years the price of granite that is imported from India and China has actually gone down. This due to improved production techniques and reduced transport costs. This in turn has meant that granite headstones and granite memorials prices have remained relatively static.

Marble is very good for carving and so headstones made of this can be very elaborate. The down side to marble headstones is that they weather over the years and so can not be looked upon as everlasting.

Granite headstones come in a huge verity of colours. If your selected headstone supplier can not show you at least twenty different colour samples, we suggest you try another headstone company!

Price of Headstones and Memorials.

Headstones and memorials can be purchased from many showrooms around the UK. Recently at uk-funerals.co.uk we have noticed a company called Nationwide Memorials based in Kent. Memorials can be brought from this factory outlet and although we are not in the business of recommending any particular Headstone Mason we feel you should have a look at their web site - www.nationwidememorials.co.uk

Cleaning of Granite Headstones

Granite headstones do not weather and will last forever. They can be cleaned with soapy water and should return to their former glory.

This is OK for general grim and dirt but very old light grey granite memorials might well need a chemical clean to remove built up tree sap and the like. This should only be done by a memorial mason.

Lettering inscriptions that have been cut into the granite memorial will never have to be re-cut. As the granite headstone is everlasting the letters will remain as sharpe as the day they were cut. The only remedial work that may have to be done to the headstone is that the gold leaf or enamel colour (color) may have to be reapplied. This is a relativity cheap process, about £1.00 a letter from a reputable monumental mason.

What happens if the headstone subsides and goes out of level?

Whether a headstone goes out of level can depend on many factors. If the memorial headstone has been fixed on a concrete base it is usual for the memorial to settle. A headstone can weigh anything up to a ton so settlement is to be expected .

It is a simple process for your mason to raise the concrete base and pack under with earth. A reputable Monumental Mason should revisit a memorial headstone at least twice to re-level free of charge but you can expect to pay a reasonable amount, (say £50-£75) for their time after.

NAMM Anchor Fixing

Anchor fixings are becoming more common place across the UK as local councils demand safer fixing of headstone memorials in their cemeteries. The National Association of Monumental Masons, (NAMM), has developed a fixing system that is being adopted by many of these councils as their recommended system.

More and more councils are adopting the new BRAMM registration. All professional Monumental Masons that fix Headstones and Memorial in cemeteries will sooner or later be registered with BRAMM.

Headstone Masons in England

Headstone Masons in Scotland

Headstones in Avon & Somerset

Headstones in Aberdeenshire

Headstones in Bedfordshire

Headstones in Argyl

Headstones in Berkshire

Headstones in Ayrshire

Headstones in Buckinghamshire

Headstones in Caithness

Headstones in Cambridgeshire

Headstones in Dunbartonshire

Headstones in Cheshire

Headstones in East Lothian

Headstones in Cleveland

Headstones in Fife

Headstones in Cornwall

Headstones in Inverness-shire

Headstones in Cumbria

Headstones in Isle of Bute

Headstones in Derbyshire

Headstones in Kirkcudbrightshire

Headstones in Devon

Headstones in Lanarkshire

Headstones in Dorset

Headstones in Midlothian

Headstones in Durham

Headstones in Perthshire

Headstones in East Sussex

Headstones in Renfrewshire

Headstones in Essex

Headstones in Ross Shire

Headstones in Gloucestershire

Headstones in Roxburghshire

Headstones in Hampshire

 

Headstones in Herefordshire

Headstone Masons in Wales

Headstones in Hertfordshire

Headstones in Clwyd

Headstones in Humberside

Headstones in Dyfed

Headstones in Isle of Wight

Headstones in Gwent

Headstones in Kent

Headstones in Gwynedd

Headstones in Lancashire

Headstones in Mid Glamorgan

Headstones in Leicestershire

Headstones in Powys

Headstones in Lincolnshire

Headstones in South Glamorgan

Headstones in London

Headstones in West Glamorgan

Headstones in Manchester

Headstone Masons in Northen Ireland

Headstones in Merseyside

Headstones in County Antrim

Headstones in Middlesex

Headstones in County Armagh

Headstones in Norfolk

Headstones in County Down

Headstones in Northamptonshire

Headstones in County Londonderry

Headstones in Northumberland

Headstones in County Tyrone

Headstones in North Yorkshire

 

Headstones in Nottinghamshire

 

Headstones in Oxfordshire

 

Headstones in Shropshire

 

Headstones in South Yorkshire

 

Headstones in Staffordshire

 

Headstones in Suffolk

 

Headstones in Surrey

 

Headstones in Tyne & Wear

 

Headstones in Warwickshire

 

Headstones in West Midlands

 

Headstones in West Sussex

 

Headstones in West Yorkshire

 

Headstones in Wiltshire

 

Headstones in Worcestershire

 

 

 

 
   

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