Lettering and Inscriptions

Lettering can be used to greatly enhance a memorial design. All lettering was originally created by hand cutting the letter.

Nowadays most is created using a computer, a rubber stencil which is put onto the memorial and a sandblaster. It would then be finished using paint, lead or gild in the original way.

The table is for use as a guide to the appropriate lettering for each type of stone.

Inscriptions and Verses

Here are some examples of setting out an inscription. We can always produce a to scale layout of the chosen inscription before cutting the stone..

Treasured memories of
A dear Wife & Mother
Ivy May Hunt
19th April. 1924 – 8th October. 1991
(Space for 2nd inscription)
Peace, Perfect Peace

(Space for 2nd inscription before verse)

In Loving
Memory Of
ALFRED JONES
18.10.1930
26.06.1998
Loving Husband,
Dad & Grandad
Always in our
thoughts

(On books the lines are shorter as each page is narrower)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
AUDREY HILL
WHO PASSED AWAY
5th JUNE 1990
AGED 90
God takes our loved ones
from our homes
But never from our hearts
(Space for 2nd inscription)

(Space left for 2nd inscription at bottom)