This beautiful slate headstone features a relief-carved swan design and keyline.
Westmoreland Green Slate is an extremely high quality material which is the product of the last remaining working slate mine in England. Every memorial is individually hand-made giving you quite literally, “a slice of the Lake District”. Also known as Honister Green Slate, it is revered for its durability, texture, density, longevity and colour. Quite simply, it is regarded by many in the industry as the finest masonry stone in the world.
This style of carving on slate falls into the “specialist/artist carving” category and is consequently more expensive than most others. The carving can be changed to one that is appropriate to the deceased and will be priced on application. The letters shown are “cut-only” and therefore left without any kind of paint finish.
The size of this memorial is 3’0” high x 1’6” wide x 2” thick (above ground). It is a Monolith Style of headstone, fixed directly into the ground.
This memorial comes with:
As standard all of our memorials include:
Anything not listed above will be an extra cost.
Please contact us by email or telephone and our advisors will be happy to help. You can also add click the ‘Make Enquiry’ button or add your favourite products to a shortlist and send them to us for a quote. We can assist with all aspects of your order; from liaising with the cemetery, choosing the right memorial and inscription, adding bespoke etchings, memorial photo plaques and other grave decorations.
Once we have confirmed the final price we will ask for a 20% deposit in order to proceed with the order. For more details about payment and timescales please see our ‘Ordering and Timescales’ page or our FAQs.
Lettering: The first 80 letters is free. Each letter/character beyond that (cut & gold leaf or painted black/silver/white) costs £1.95 on a new memorial in Granite, Marble, Portland Stone or Nabresina. Contact us for a quote if you require lead lettering. If you wish to add lettering to an existing memorial this needs to be quoted for on a case by case basis. For more information, please read our Useful Guide on the cost of adding an inscription to a headstone.
Burial Ground Fee: These are the fees charged by cemeteries and crematoria. They are not a standard price but if you contact us with the grave location details we will be able to find out for you. Or, if you prefer, you could call the cemetery or crematoria directly for this information.
We deliver & fix in all areas of mainland UK (excl. N. Ireland).
Delivery is included in the cost of your memorial unless the delivery address is more than 150 miles from our Dunstable workshop and the order is less than £900, in which case a charge of £95 will be added.
We can change the size, material, paint colours, letter style, vases, sandblasted designs...or even create a totally bespoke shape for you. Contact us for more information and a quote.Get in touch
Went to see headstone. Love it. I did look around before I ordered it, and I still think there is nothing like it in the whole cemetery. Looks very classy with the silver lettering. Please pass on my thanks to those involved. Also, whoever erected it was very considerate to what was already there and replaced items respectfully. Already recommended your company to a lady who saw it and hasn’t had hers done yet. Thank you!
This was a custom memorial.
Sandra P. Sent by email: 05/05/2019
Such a good service from start to finish. Clear and courteous instruction on what information was needed from me and kept me informed throughout. Finished memorial stone is perfect and installed without a hitch. Thank you.
Claire D Google Review: 16/12/2020
I can’t thank Memorials of Distinction enough for producing such a beautiful headstone. It was everything and more, that I had asked for. Everyone in the family was very happy and impressed. So thank you again for that miracle.
Lesley, you personally were so kind and understanding throughout the whole process, I’m convinced you may have wings.
Helen D. Sent by email: 11/06/2019
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