Showroom and Works - 110 Horncastle Road, Boston, Lincs, PE21 9HY
Tel (01205 362 652)
Fax (01205 360 305)
Monumental Masons Established 1810

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the approximate price I should expect to pay for a memorial headstone?

We sell a wide range of memorials starting from £240 including VAT.

How long after the burial of a loved one is the monument erected?

We would recommend at least a six month period after the burial as this allows time for the ground to settle.  This is not necessary in the case of interment of ashes when a cremation tablet or vase is requested.

Are there regulations with regards to monuments permissible in a cemetery?

If the monument is to be erected in a public cemetery the local council have an outline of regulations to be abided - we will be able to advise you on the regulations applicable to your personal requirements.

Are there regulations with regards to monuments permissible in churchyards?

If the monument is to be placed in a churchyard some general rules do apply: e.g. No kerbing is permitted, no book designs. Marble and polished granite are also not permitted.

We do offer a wide range of monuments which are specifically designed with churchyard regulations in mind.  Slate, natural stones and honed granite are acceptable and we would be able to advise you for your personal requirements. The 2008 churchyard regulations for the Diocese of Lincoln are available here.

Which stone should be chosen for the memorial?

All the designs on the website are made from a variety of materials.  The location of the grave site may be a factor to consider when choosing the memorial, and our experienced staff will be able to advise you of the best options for your requirement.

Some stones are easier to maintain which you might wish to consider how much time you will be able to devote looking after the memorial.  A polished grantie memorial can be easily cleaned with a wash leather.

Letters carved in granite will retain their sharpness for many years.

Our monuments are all lettered  and hand finished in our own workshops, making the monument an unique individually fitting tribute to your loved one.
 

What about cemetery and churchyard fees?

An application for the proposed memorial is presented to the relevant council for approval.

The council will inform us in writing when the application has been successful.  The council also inform us of the relevant fees applicable for the permit required to erect a permanent memorial on the plot the fee can vary in public cemeteries we will be able to advise you of these accordingly.  Any Churchyard fees applicable are a standard fee for the whole of Lincolnshire and are increased on a yearly basis by the diocese.
 

How is the memorial erected?

Once the memorial has been lettered and complete the monument is erected in accordance with British Standards laid down by the National Association of the Monumental Masons. Our Masons are qualified by the British Registrar of Memorial Masons and hold fixer licences.

How long will it take to create a memorial stone?

Our handcrafted memorial stones typically take 8-12 weeks to prepare.

Do you have a showroom?

We have a showroom at our workshop in Boston, Lincolnshire with a wide range of memorial stones on display.

Please note these designs are but a few of the possibilities from the vast range of monuments available. We pride ourselves on the individuality we can acheive.

You are very welcome to visit our established showroom and workshops to view the memorials and  discuss your requirements.

We look forward to your call.

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