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How much does a headstone cost in the UK?

Posted 05/01/21 in The Headstone Guide

How much does a headstone cost in the UK?

What do you charge for your headstones? How much does a headstone cost? While some clients do not want to talk about money when commissioning a headstone, for others cost is one of the first questions they ask. In this article, I explain how much you might pay for a headstone in the UK, and what factors affect the cost of a headstone.

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Can you order a headstone online?

Posted 24/03/20 in The Headstone Guide

Unique slate headstone

Ordering a headstone online is not only possible but also far easier than you would imagine thanks to our new sourcebook of ideas and the use of the internet for exchanging photographs and ideas. You can still collaborate with Fergus in making a unique headstone.

Cotswold Pubs and Places to Stay

Posted 11/10/19 in Workshop life

Cotswold Pubs and Places to Stay

Our workshop is located in the village of Milton under Wychwood in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are only just over an hours' drive from London, and there are some wonderful pubs to visit as well as many beautiful villages, should you decide to make a trip to the workshop part of an extended visit.

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Portland Headstones - 7 unique designs

Posted 12/09/14 in The Headstone Guide

portland headstone with crest

Portland Headstones to inspire you. Portland limestone is a natural British material which improves with weathering. These headstones give you an idea of the versatility of the stone, although the lettering needs to be large enough to read without the need to paint it, and in time as it weathers the letters need to be cut deep and large enough to remain legible. Carving letters along the edge is very effective.

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Eric Gill and Pigotts

Posted 18/03/14 in Workshop life

Eric Gill

A wonderful afternoon spent visiting Pigotts, Eric Gill's former home: a fascinating place steeped in history. I trained under Lida Kindersley, who was married to David Kindersley. He in turn trained under Eric Gill, so my work owes much to Eric Gill's tradition.

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