Memorial Stones and Headstones

Bringing together beautiful detailing, expert craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail, our range of high quality, County Stone memorial headstones have been designed to the highest possible standard. Providing the perfect sentimental reminder of a loved one, our stunning memorial headstones are wonderfully symbolic, beautifully designed, and crafted with the utmost respect and care.

For centuries, stone has been used to mark the passing of time and our extensive range of memorials are available in a wide range of stones, designs and sizes. From granite and marble through to slate and limestone, we aim to always go above and beyond to provide sentimental memorials that meet your exact requirements.

At County Stone, our expert craftspeople create memorial stones with the greatest respect and care, combining beautiful detailing with meticulous attention to detail.

From granite and marble through to slate and limestone, we work with only the highest quality stone, offering a wide selection of designs, sizes and materials.

We provide memorials and headstones across the South East of England including Chichester, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Arundel, Worthing and Goring-by-Sea.

Get in touch with the team at County Stone to find out more about choosing the perfect headstone for your loved one.

Our memorial stones are available in West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire, covering the following postcodes: PO, BN, GU, RH, RG.

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A Reputation Based on Quality and Care

For over 20 years, we have honed our skill and service to deliver the utmost satisfaction for every client we work with, introducing memorial stones to our offering 10 years ago. As an established, family-run team of experts, we are committed to putting your needs at the heart of everything we do. It is this dedication which has earned us our excellent reputation, both locally and nationally, for our caring and attentive attitude and for the quality of our memorial stones service.

Our clients benefit from our personalised service, along with highly competitive pricing. With fewer overheads, we pass our savings on to you. When you choose us directly, you also bypass the high margins charged by funeral parlours for the outstanding quality stone we provide.

Our stone is sourced from the best suppliers in Europe, and Portland stone limestone from Dorset, ensuring that your choice of memorial is as exceptional as the person you are remembering.

Armed with extensive industry experience, our professional team is always on hand to offer advice and support when it comes to selecting a suitable memorial that meets your individual needs.

With this in mind, we offer a bespoke design service, which allows us to accommodate your vision where possible. So if you cannot find what you are looking for, let us know and we will explore your ideas further, in order to establish whether or not they are possible.

Putting your needs at the heart of our business, we are a family run company that always goes that extra mile to ensure that you receive an exceptional standard of customer service from the moment you contact us. Having established an excellent reputation, both locally and nationally, we provide a quality memorial service that is always delivered with care, compassion and respect.

At what is often a difficult time for all involved, our team will take the weight off your shoulders by handling all of the administrative work involved.

Utilising the very latest technology and traditional stone carving skills, we will guide you through every stage of the production process when it comes to incorporating the perfect design, style and text.

Headstones for Graves

Available in a range of beautifully crafted designs, our lawn cemetery graveyard headstones provide the perfect tribute.

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Gravestones & Grave Markers

All of our churchyard headstones complement many churchyard settings, allowing you to create a lasting testament and memorial.

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Traditional Kerb Sets for Graves

A traditional kerb set is the way to enclose a grave space or cremation plot creating a border.

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Headstones for Children & Babies

A lasting tribute for a much-loved child, there is wide-range of touching designs, crafted to the highest standard.

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Cremation Headstones & Memorial Stones

All cremation memorials, marker stones, and plaques are available in a range of designs, sizes, and stone finishes.

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Memorial & Grave Vases

If you are looking to enhance the aesthetic appeal and brighten up a grave, vases are a great option.

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Over the years County Stone Granite have built a reputation on quality and trust

In our 20 years of business, we have built up a reputation for our workmanship and excellence of quality when creating our products. We are proud to say that this reputation is not just due to local business, but also nationally.

When it comes to the manufacture and delivery of our stone and granite worktops, our reviews speak for themselves. If you like what you see, why not come and talk to us? We can help you realise your vision for your perfect kitchen or bathroom.

Client testimonials

Steve Poland

“Really positive experience. Great service, really helpful with samples and very responsive even during the COVID nightmare. Final install carried out without any issues and we are really pleased with the final result. Would highly recommend.”

Debra Smith

“Fantastic services from very professional staff. Worktop is amazing. Thank you County Stone, would highly recommend.”

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I clean moss off a headstone?

    When looking to clean moss off a headstone, the first thing to consider is what the headstone is made of. Headstones and memorial stones come in many different stone types, and some of these can react to cleaning products.

    A simple cleaning option is to use soap and water, which is gentle enough not to react with most stones. You may also be able to use a sanding blade or wallpaper stripping tool to lightly scrape away the moss gently without damaging the stone.

    The best solution, however, would be to hire a professional headstone cleaner. They will be able to choose the correct cleaning products and/or tools to ensure that nothing is damaged and that your monument stone continues to look its best.

    How do I polish a granite headstone?

    Once you’ve cleaned your headstone, you can polish it using a clean, dry cloth to remove any streaks or water spots.

    How are gravestones engraved?

    At County Stone, our highly skilled carvers use one of two different methods to engrave a headstone or memorial stone – either hand-cut lettering or sandblasted lettering.

    With hand-cut lettering, the words are sketched out onto the memorial stone, then cut in a v-shaped which creates a shadowing effect that adds extra depth and dimension to the lettering.

    Sandblasted lettering is perfect if you are looking for uniformity in your memorial stone lettering, as it gives a very precise letter edge. Sandblasted lettering is designed on a computer, then cut into blast-resistant vinyl tape. This tape is then attached to the memorial stone and the inscription blasted on.

    The style of lettering that you choose may be limited based on the choice of finish on the stone itself and some finishes are simply not suitable for use on certain stones. We will work with you to choose the perfect combination for your memorial stone.

    Find out more about our engraving and inscription process.

    How do I make headstone decoration arrangements?

    How do I make headstone decoration arrangements?

    There are many different options for decorating a headstone or memorial stone, from saddle arrangements to vases. There are also different options that work best depending on the time of year. It’s important to choose a headstone decoration that works best for you and which is easy to maintain.

    Read our blog about the different ways to decorate memorials throughout the year for more inspiration.

    Who installs the headstone at the cemetery?

    Once we have completed your headstone or memorial stone, County Stone will deliver and install it at the churchyard or cemetery on your behalf.

    Will there be any restrictions for a headstone at the cemetery?

    All cemeteries, churches and crematoriums will have rules and regulations about what headstones they will allow. It’s important to do some research and talk to the location before choosing your headstone or memorial stone. Once you understand what your chosen location will allow and have ordered your headstone, we will complete an application to the location to get it approved. At this point, we will be able to proceed with creating your headstone or memorial stone and preparing it for installation.

    Find out more about the process here.

    How long does it take to get a headstone made?

    It can take 10-20 weeks for a memorial stone or headstone to be made since it is dependent on material sourcing and construction time.