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.
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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