Our sister company Slate and Stone Memorials specialise in traditional headstones, mainly in Welsh and Cumbrian Slate, Limestone and Sandstone. The modern polished granite headstone, mainly sourced from China, are undoubtably very cost effective and durable but often seem incongruous in our historic Churchyards and Cemetaries.
Slate is still makes the best memorial in the long run with its exceptionally crisp, deep engraved characters which naturally contrast in shade with the body of the headstone.
The dense, smooth finish of slate together with its negligible porosity ensures that the surface is almost totally resistant to natural growths of algae and moss which take over other headstones.
However if you prefer a lighter shade, select an English Limestone or Sandstone that mellow gracefully. A complete service including installation covers Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.
Natural rustic stones may also be provided. Why not find out more by coming to see us at Manthorpe.