Choosing a memorial for a loved one is a deeply personal and emotional decision.
At Honister Slate Mine, we understand the importance of creating a lasting tribute that truly reflects the person it honours.
Each memorial plaque is crafted by one of our skilled stone masons, using traditional techniques and tools to produce a unique and beautiful tribute that will be cherished by family and friends for generations to come.
We personalize every plaque with engraved lettering and designs to ensure it truly reflects the life and personality of your loved one.
Honister slate is a high-quality and durable material that is perfect for use in memorial plaques and headstones. It is renowned for its resistance to weather and does not encourage the growth of mosses or lichens, ensuring that the headstone remains looking beautiful for years to come. It is also impervious to frost, which means that it will not crack or become damaged in cold temperatures.
For those who have a connection to or an appreciation for the Lake District, our Westmorland green slate plaques are a fitting tribute. The beautiful colour and unique texture make it a stunning choice that will stand the test of time.
Choosing a memorial is an important decision and we would be honoured to be a part of helping you create a lasting tribute to your loved one.
Made to Order
We understand that the process of choosing the right memorial can be overwhelming. We recommend consulting your local council for guidance on the sizes, materials, and shapes allowed in your area.
To help with the process, we have included photos of memorials we have created in the past.
Once you have the sizes, shape, finish, and lettering that you would like, please send us an email, and we will be happy to provide you with a quotation.
After placing your order, we will send a mock-up of the lettering for your approval before proceeding with the process.
We will not proceed without your confirmation, ensuring that your final memorial will be exactly what you envisioned as a fitting tribute to your loved one.
Can I have any lettering?
Yes you can. However, if the plaque is being placed in a cemetery you will need to check with your council and churchyard as they need to approve it. We can email a mock up at this stage to help which you can print or email forward for approval.
Will the stone last?
Yes it will, it is a strong material and are renowned for its durability and longevity.
Is the lettering on top of the stone or in the stone?
We sandblast the lettering into the stone to a depth of around 5mm. We then finish the lettering either in white or leave it natural.
How do I maintain the stone?
You do not have to do anything to maintain the stone as it will be finished with a sealant for longevity. If it is in an area that gets a lot of weathering, like next to the coast, a wipe with a clean cloth every so often will restore the finish to the stone.
Would you like to know more about our memorial plaques?
Please contact us below and we will be in touch.
"I'd like to pass on a huge thank you for arranging the memorial stone. It looks great and is a fitting memorial to a man who loved the Lakes."
"Thank you so much for the beautifully crafted headstone you made for my son. From start to finish you have been outstanding with your customer service, advice, and efficiency. The headstone is just like the design and is exactly how I imagined it."
Di & Fred Cooke
"We are very pleased with the stone and glad that’s it’s now in situ. Thank you for all your help. Although much of the order was done by email as we’re 400 miles and Rochelle and the team were fantastic."