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Memorial Stone Mason – Premium, Handcrafted  Headstones, Gravestones and Memorials.

Stone Mason London: Looking for a Memorial Stone Mason in London? At Hertfordshire Headstones we are a memorial stone masons that understand the importance of honouring your loved one appropriately after they have passed. Our headstones, gravestones and memorial plaques are therefore handcrafted from the finest choice of stone and feature V-carved lettering for a premium, authentic memorial that will serve as a beautiful reminder of your loved one for years to come.

Yorkshire Sandstone

A beautiful honey coloured sandstone from Yorkshire with excellent weathering properties. 

Nabresina Limestone

A favourite in the memorial industry, it carves crisply and is perfect for the UK climate. 

Welsh Slate

Perfect for intricate, detailed carving, this fine grained stone will defy the elements for centuries to come.

Portland Limestone

A hardy white limestone used for buildings and memorials in the UK for centuries. 

Good Design

By putting good design at the heart of everything we do, we are able to create beautiful, personal memorials to suit the individual needs of our clients. We listen to your wishes and can advise you on the perfect design to suit your needs.

Expert Craftsmanship

With over 30 years experience as a professional letter carver, calligrapher and monument maker, our expert memorial mason, Mark Brooks brings true expertise and craftsmanship to our premium and authentic memorials.

Finest Quality Stone

We believe that a truly lasting memorial starts with using the right stone. We choose to use stone that comes from either the UK or Europe in the memorials we offer our customers. That means a higher quality finish and a superior feeling product.

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Memorial Stone Mason London – Our Services

Hertfordshire Headstones is proud to offer a premium stone mason service, making headstones and gravestones with a masterful finish at affordable prices.

Monuments should last a lifetime, but many find the cost of true quality to be excessive – at Hertfordshire Headstones, we bridge that gap by providing superior quality workmanship at more accessible prices.

  • Consultation and Advice
  • Design Proposals
  • Applications for Permits
  • V-carved inscriptions
  • Installation and Fixing
  • Memorial Maintenance

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Mark did an amazing job with my mother’s gravestone; we wanted a beautiful gravestone for her and I can’t recommend Mark highly enough. He is a true artist with a great eye for typography and design. Having seen suggestions from two other companies before approaching Mark, Mark’s design was pretty much perfect straight away and the end result of how the carved letters and a carved scallop shell look on the slate stone is truly beautiful. Mark is very easy to work with, and he also went above and beyond, helping us with the paperwork and liaising with the cemetery over the installation – he is also a perfectionist and installed the stone beautifully. Moreover, he is also a really great guy to work with and that really helps when commissioning a gravestone for a loved one. Thank you Mark for our beautiful memorial stone.

We are an experienced memorial mason

We Have Over 30 Years of Experience in The Industry

We have extensive experience in customising our designs to the specific needs of our customers, making our service truly bespoke – we can provide gravestones, headstones, and memorial plaques tailored directly to you.

We use the lessons learned from many years of working with stone to provide a fantastic finished product that befits your nearest and dearest. You can have as much or as little to do with the project as you like – however you want to work is how we’ll make it happen.

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Quality Memorial Stone Mason London.

When you work with us, you will be partnering with a highly experienced memorial mason who can help you tailor a memorial directly to your preferences. By using the services of a true stonemason, you will be getting a memorial that has had its lettering and designs painstakingly designed and carved for the best possible finish.

We continue to use the time-tested techniques we have learned over generations of working with high-quality stone. Our approach also means we’re able to offer our customers a much higher degree of customisation and can accommodate a wide variety of designs, letter forms and layouts.


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Stone Mason London: Top Cemeteries in London and Their Illustrious Inhabitants

London is not only a bustling metropolis but also a city rich in history and culture. Among its many facets, the cemeteries scattered throughout the city hold stories of bygone eras and the lives of remarkable individuals. From poets and artists to politicians and royalty, these cemeteries offer a glimpse into the lives of those who have left their indelible mark on the world.

As stone masons servicing these London cemeteries, we thought illuciating you with some interesting facts about the various london cemeteries we provide service to:

Highgate Cemetery: A Literary Haven:

  • Highgate Cemetery is a renowned burial ground located in North London, divided into the East and West Cemetery.
  • The East Cemetery is the final resting place of Karl Marx, the philosopher and political theorist whose ideas shaped modern thought.
  • Poets like Christina Rossetti and Radclyffe Hall also find their eternal repose here, leaving behind their poetic legacies.

Below are the 10 most famous people buried at Highgate and who can be found by seeking out their headstones:

Karl Marx (1818–1883): The influential philosopher, economist, and political theorist who co-authored “The Communist Manifesto” and had a profound impact on modern political thought.

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans, 1819–1880): The celebrated Victorian novelist known for works like “Middlemarch” and “The Mill on the Floss.”

Douglas Adams (1952–2001): The beloved author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series, which became a cult classic in science fiction.

Christina Rossetti (1830–1894): A renowned poet known for her lyrical and romantic verses, with works like “Goblin Market” and “In the Bleak Midwinter.”

Radclyffe Hall (1880–1943): The novelist best known for her groundbreaking work “The Well of Loneliness,” which addressed LGBTQ themes in the early 20th century.

Michael Faraday (1791–1867): A pioneering scientist in the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry, known for discoveries that laid the groundwork for modern technology.

Herbert Spencer (1820–1903): A prominent philosopher, sociologist, and advocate of social Darwinism, known for his work on evolution and social theory.

Elizabeth Siddal (1829–1862): An artist, poet, and model who was also a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. She was the inspiration for many of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s paintings.

Jean Simmons (1929–2010): The acclaimed British actress who starred in films like “Great Expectations” and “Spartacus,” as well as a wide range of stage and screen productions.

Patrick Caulfield (1936–2005): A renowned British artist associated with the Pop Art movement, known for his distinctive style that combined realism and abstraction.

These individuals have left a lasting impact in their respective fields and continue to be remembered for their contributions. Highgate Cemetery serves as a place of reflection and homage to their legacies.

Brompton Cemetery: An Architectural Gem:

  • Brompton Cemetery is a Grade I-listed cemetery with stunning neoclassical architecture.
  • Emmeline Pankhurst, the suffragette leader who fought for women’s rights, rests here, her tombstone a testament to her unwavering determination.
  • Sir Samuel Cunard, founder of the Cunard Line, lies here in silent homage to his contribution to the maritime industry.

Kensal Green Cemetery: A Historical Landscape:

  • Kensal Green Cemetery is London’s first commercial cemetery and is filled with historic significance.
  • The mausoleum of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the engineering genius behind the Great Western Railway, stands tall, reflecting his enduring influence.
  • The tomb of Anthony Trollope, the prolific Victorian novelist, beckons literature enthusiasts to pay their respects.

Westminster Abbey: Where Royalty Rests

OK, this is one we don’t (yet) service but couldn’t not include it in our list as it is afterall, one of the most famous:

  • Although not a cemetery in the traditional sense, Westminster Abbey is a hallowed ground for British monarchs and notable figures.
  • The Poets’ Corner within the abbey houses memorials to literary giants like Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, and Rudyard Kipling.
  • The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior is a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made during World War I.

Here are a few prominent members of royalty buried in Westminster Abbey:

Edward the Confessor: The Anglo-Saxon king who ruled from 1042 to 1066 and is known for commissioning the construction of the original Westminster Abbey.

Henry III: The medieval king who expanded and rebuilt Westminster Abbey in the Gothic style during his reign in the 13th century.

Edward I: Also known as Edward Longshanks, he was a powerful medieval king and a central figure in English history. He was the one to establish the tradition of monarchs being buried in Westminster Abbey.

Edward III: One of the most successful monarchs of the medieval period, Edward III was a key figure in the Hundred Years’ War with France.

Richard II: The last king of the House of Plantagenet, his reign marked the transition between medieval and early modern England.

Henry V: A celebrated military leader known for his victory at the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years’ War.

Henry VII: The founder of the Tudor dynasty, he ended the Wars of the Roses and ushered in a new era in English history.

Elizabeth I: One of the most iconic monarchs in history, Elizabeth I’s reign is often referred to as the Elizabethan Era.

James I: The first monarch of the Stuart dynasty, he was also King James VI of Scotland.

Charles II: Known as the “Merry Monarch,” he was the king who restored the monarchy following the English Civil War and Commonwealth period.

Mary II and William III: This joint reign marked the Glorious Revolution and the transition to constitutional monarchy.

Anne: The last monarch of the House of Stuart, she reigned during a significant period of British history.

Abney Park Cemetery: A Nature-Focused Resting Place:

  • Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington is a non-denominational woodland burial ground.
  • William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, is interred here, a testament to his lifelong dedication to charitable work.
  • The grave of Frank Bostock, an entrepreneur and animal trainer, is adorned with sculptures of lions, reflecting his exotic career.

London’s cemeteries are more than just burial grounds; they are repositories of history, culture, and human achievement. As visitors wander through these tranquil spaces, they encounter the final resting places of individuals who have contributed to society in various ways. From political thinkers to creative minds, these cemeteries provide a unique way to connect with the past and pay homage to those who have shaped our world.

And how do we find them on our wanderings through these cemeteries? Why through their headstones of course! And while we may have not been stone masons in London for long enough to have created their headstones, we can certainly create the lasting marker that will point out you and your loved ones. So get in touch, and let’s discuss what you need for your headstones in london.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does an inscription last?

A number of factors contribute to the longevity of an inscription. These include the type of stone, location of the stone, and the depth to which the letters at cut into the stone. When designing your memorial ,we will take these factors into account, recommending a stone type according to location and aesthetic preference, and using bolder, or deeper cut letter styles where necessary.

Do I need permission to install a headstone?

Permission to install a headstone is always required and we obtain this on your behalf. The process takes about 4 weeks and requires a signature from the grave owner. 

A small fee is normally payable by you to the churchyard or cemetery for installation. This is not normally more than £150.

what is the best stone for a memorial?

All our stones are suitable for the UK climate, but some weather better than others and some carve better. When selecting a stone, consideration should be given to the location, as damp shaded locations tend to age a stone quicker. We normally recommend using Welsh Slate, Nabresina Limestone or Yorkshire Sandstone, as all are hardy, carve well and offer a range of shades.

when is payment due?

Once we reach an agreement on a design proposal we require a payment of 50%.  At this point we order your stone and get to work on your memorial. Final payment is made following installation. It should be noted that a small installation fee is normally payable by you to the churchyard or cemetery.

How much does a memorial cost?

Our bespoke stone memorial plaques start from £1,000. Headstones and gravestones start from £3,000. Kerb set arrangements start from £4,500.

How do i write an epitaph?

An epitaph is a chance to say something lasting about the person being remembered. It necessarily should be short and concise and in our experience the best ones are both uplifting and comforting to those visiting the grave, without being overly sentimental. Often inspiration is taken from literature or biblical texts. If you need help we have compiled a library of quotes and inscriptions to guide you.

How long should we leave before adding a headstone?

Installing a headstone is normally permitted after a period of 6 months from the time of burial. Even so it is common to see memorials that have tilted, and this is because the burial ground had not fully settled at the time of fixing. For this reason, we recommend waiting longer. Often clients like to commemorate the first anniversary of passing with the positioning of the memorial, giving more time for the ground to settle.  


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