Honister Green Slate is a high quality material which makes for a beautiful, lasting memorial.
Our customers choose to have a Westmoreland Green Slate Headstone for their loved one’s as they spent time in or appreciated the Lake District.
Each of our Headstones and Memorial Plaques are uniquely crafted by one of our Stone Masons to produce a Stone which will be cherished and loved by family and friends, making each one unique.
As well as its beautiful colour, Honister Slate is renowned for its resistance to weather. It does not encourage growth of mosses or lichens and it is impervious to frost.
It is the ultimate last goodbye for someone special.
Made to Order
Every stone are made to order and to your requirements.
We make headstones either in a rustic finish or a honed finished. The area where the lettering go will always be smoothed. We can create a rustic shape to your liking but it will never be a 100% match, each stone is unique.
It is daunting process but the best advise will be to ask your local council for the size and shapes they allow. If you see a stone you like, take note of it and let us know. The size, shape and finish sometimes feels different when you in the churchyard to when you are at home.
We have added a few photos of stones made in the past to help with the process.
Let us know the size, shape and finish you would like. The lettering is important too but this can still be change till a later stage. We will get back to you with a quote on the information provided and once the order is placed we will be sending over a mock up of the lettering for approval. We will not go ahead with this process without your confirmation.
Slate Headstone FAQs
This depends on your churchyards requirements. Some don’t need a base and can go directly into the ground, which means you need to order the stone around 10″ bigger.
Yes you can, you do however need to check with your council and churchyard as they need to sign it off too. We can email a mock up at this stage to help which you can print or email forward for approval.
Yes it will, it is a strong material and are renowned for its durability and longevity.
We sandblast the lettering into the stone around 5mm deep. We then paint it either white, gold or leave it natural.
You don’t have to do anything to maintain the stone. It will be sealed but does not need anything done to it. If however it is in an area that gets a lot of weathering, like next to the coast, a wipe with a clean cloth will be good.