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Sandstone Headstones, Gravestones & Memorials

A natural, rugged sandstone with lots of character

Sandstone Headstone with colourful butterfly on it

Sandstone Headstones, Gravestones & Memorials Near Me Covering all of the UK

Yorkshire sandstone, or York stone, is a particular type of sandstone that’s quarried in Yorkshire. If you’re looking for a natural, rugged aesthetic, this is a great option, and it’s hard-wearing and durable too, meaning that its longevity is assured.

York stone is made up of quartz, mica feldspar, clay and iron oxides, a unique mixture of materials that gives it a slaty cleavage. Yorkshire sandstone tends to be a yellowy-brown colour, but you also might find grey, too. In either case, you will find that the stone gets darker as it weathers.

It is more textured and more granular than other stones so it tends to age more quickly though it does so in a very natural way, taking on and blending with the environment.

It is a very traditional stone for memorials, used in churchyards throughout England for centuries. 

Because it is more granular lettering needs to be bolder, it lends itself to simpler, bolder san serif letterforms.

If you are interested in sandstone and think that it would make a fitting material for a tribute to a loved one, we can help. Our expert stonemason has been creating sandstone gravestones and sandstone plaques for decades, meaning that we have all the expertise and knowledge to create a beautiful memorial.

Sandstone Headstone & Gravestone prices

Here at Artisan Memorials, we want our bespoke memorial service to be as accessible as possible without sacrificing quality, which is why we have selected our prices very carefully. If you would like to find out what the start prices are for things like plaques and kerb sets, head to our prices page.

If you would like to learn more about our sandstone headstones and our sandstone memorials, or if you’ve been asking where a sandstone stonemason near me is, we would love to help. Start your project today by giving us a call.

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Consultation

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Detail

Once you call or email us your initial requirements, we will be in touch with you to set up a time to discuss your needs in detail. We have many years of experience in the creation of top quality headstones, gravestones and memorial plaques, and will be more than happy to talk you through the best options for honouring your loved one. All of our memorials are bespoke, so feel free to make any request, no matter how unique! We can advise you on practical matters such as stone types, wording and the design of your memorial. Our years of experience mean we have a catalogue of our previous work, so there will always be examples to illustrate your different options.
Design

Design

Sketching

Choices

Following your consultation, we will create a series of sketches to give you a look at your options. It is one thing to discuss certain materials or lettering types, and another thing to see what they look like in sketch form. That is why we will give you several options to choose from as a starting point for your design. We will develop your chosen design, consulting with you all the way, until we reach the final choice. You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and alter your gravestone design. We want to make sure you are completely happy with your design before proceeding to the next stage.    
Creation

Creation

Local Materials

V-Carve

Once we have worked together to reach a final design, we order the stone direct from the quarry and begin work on your memorial. Where possible, we choose stone from the United Kingdom, minimising the environmental impact of our work and ensuring the materials are suited to the British climate. In most instances we V-carve our lettering rather than sandblasting them, giving our memorials a timelessly elegant, professional finish. With Artisan Memorials, you know you are getting an excellent service throughout each and every step of the process. We take the hassle out of the process by making sure the memorial fits all of the requirements of the cemetery or churchyard it is destined for. We can handle all of the associated paperwork.  
Installation

Installation

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Professional

Our qualified technicians can install our headstones anywhere in the UK. They work according to the National Association of Memorial Masons’ Code of Working Practice and British Standards for Memorial Fixing, giving you the peace of mind that they are laid professionally and safely. We are members of the National Association of Memorial Masons. Our service includes design, memorial production, applications for permits and installation of the headstone.  If you are interested in collaborating with us on a memorial creation project, please contact us today.  

We work all over the UK, offering the complete service, from design to installation

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    Kate - London

    From start to finish, Mark provided an outstanding service in order to create a beautiful, thoughtful and lasting memorial. The care and attention to detail has made the experience so much easier. We did not want an "out of the catalogue" type memorial, and especially not a modern shiny/granite type stone. I was breath taken to see the timeless and loving memorial Mark created. We cannot thank you enough, you are extremely talented!

    Frank - St.Albans

    Working with David from Artisan Memorials was an absolute pleasure, the process was easy and the final stone was absolutely beautiful, exactly the result we wanted to remember our much loved Mum, I can’t recommend them enough, the quality of the workmanship was outstanding!

    Linda - London

    My bother, sister and I are so pleased with the headstone for my mum and dad that David and Mark crafted. We went to them with ideas, but we did know that we didn’t want a run-of-the-mill headstone. They dedicated time and brought to bear their expertise to marry their craftsmanship to our ideas. I know my mum and dad would love the headstone that marks their last resting place. Thanks Mark and David.

    Elise - Milton Keynes

    I have no hesitation in recommending Artisan Memorials - David and Mark were a pleasure to work with the headstone they created for my parents and grandparents were beautiful works of art. They went out of their way to help and support us and the results were perfect. Thank you!

    James - Canterbury

    Excellent service and quality of workmanship. Mark’s attention to detail was fantastic and he handled the whole process with a kindness and humour mum would have loved. Highly recommended.

    Lawrence - Hertfordshire

    We looked for ages but all we could find were mass produced headstones with basic lettering. We wanted something more individual and in keeping with mother’s memory. It was such a relief to find Mark. Our headstone is beautiful. Very highly recommended.

    Edward - St.Albans

    We had Mum’s headstone made using nabresina by Artisan Memorials and it is a truly wonderful work of art. Mark is an absolutely masterful craftsman. We have since had our house name carved into Welsh slate as we were so pleased. We cannot praise Mark enough and wouldn’t hesitate recommending him to anyone wanting beautifully engraved stone and who appreciates friendly and professional service.
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