Quarried right here in the UK, Portland limestone is an excellent option if you’re looking for something traditional. Portland stone is actually found in the Isle of Portland in Dorset, hence the name, and has a creamy-white appearance. However, with age, this creamy-white colour will start to mellow, and will eventually patina with age, which we feel only adds to the charm.
While Portland limestone is fairly uniform in colour, you will find that there are a variety of different textures to choose from. Some Portland stone is scattered with a layer of shells and fossils, while some might be very fine-grained and clear.
Here at Artisan Memorials, we have been creating Portland headstones and Portland plaques for years, meaning that we understand just how to manipulate this type of stone to meet your needs. Portland stone has been used in different churchyards throughout the UK for centuries, so you can be sure that your memorial will stand the test of time.
If you have found yourself wondering ‘what prices might be for Portland memorials near me?’, head to our prices page to find out more. You will be able to find starting prices for things like plaques and kerb sets to give you a better idea of what might fit your budget.
If you would like to speak to a member of the Artisan Memorials team about an idea you have for a gravestone, please contact us – we work with families nationwide.
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