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06-02-2010, 09:48   #1
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Iam not too sure about this subject but dose anyone know anywhere in Sheffield that dose cheap headstone's and how much i could be paying?

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look in the yellow pages or on "yell dot com", you'll find lists of stonemasons, you'll need to phone around.

Expect to pay a pretty penny, even for the simplest work.
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theres a place on worral road s6 just up from horse and jockey that makes headstones - not sure hw much they are - hes opposite chippy and hairdressers
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06-02-2010, 12:05   #4
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http://www.jgmemorials.co.uk/special...FZBb4wodWXGlGw

It looks like you are starting about £500.
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06-02-2010, 13:48   #6
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Beware the hidden extras.
I recently chose one for my grandmother's grave at £600.By the time the cost of lettering,cemetery fees and VAT were added it was over £1000.
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theres a place on worral road s6 just up from horse and jockey that makes headstones - not sure hw much they are - hes opposite chippy and hairdressers
hi thinks its called lindly
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yes i think it is to
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You're looking upwards of £1000 I'm in the process of looking at one for my dad and it's looking like it'll be around £4000
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look in the yellow pages or on "yell dot com", you'll find lists of stonemasons, you'll need to phone around.

Expect to pay a pretty penny, even for the simplest work.
sorry, I meant to say "monumental" stonemasons, in the post above.
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Try Kays on city road opposite the cemetary.I got one in sandstone with approx 100letters
for about £350 18mths ago .And i got a small plaque type one (looks like an open book) in black marble with approx 50 letters for £220 last year. They are worth a phone call. Make sure you shop around.
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Thank you all for your help it is really good when people pull together ive called a couple and its looking good. Thank you more info the better

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It might not be the first thing that comes to mind but perhaps try eBay where the prices aren't so frightening. Unless you can tell one stone mason from another (and are willing to pay) maybe this will help.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HEADSTONE-MEMO...107219002r3840
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I would STRONGLY advise against sandstone it doesn't look good for long same as white marble it doesn't age well
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visit a graveyard and look at some headstones you like and also how worn they are/what the lettering is like. If you go cheap on it then after 12 months of british weather it will look awful. Take a picture of ones you like then take them to a stonemasons.

We had our grandmother cremated and had a little plaque erected on the site - cost around £190 for 5 years I think. Includes the stone. This was at grenoside crematorium.
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Thank you this is to put on an existing plot which never had a stone just a cross

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try John Fairest funeral and masonry on abbey lane. they are next to Hutcliffe Wood crematorium. main entrance . other funeral homes always recommended them as there work is excellent. . tel 0114 2745244.
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Try Kays on city road opposite the cemetary.I got one in sandstone with approx 100letters
for about £350 18mths ago .And i got a small plaque type one (looks like an open book) in black marble with approx 50 letters for £220 last year. They are worth a phone call. Make sure you shop around.

Watch out for K's Memorials looks like they're not exactly trustworthy:

Second Hand Gravestone Scandal

Shameful.

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As has been said watch out for extra costs, such as getting persmission to have he stone you want, some graveyards are really strict on what they allow and dont. The graveyard where we buried my dad does not allow the stone to be polished. Also costs for having it placed etc. My dads is a beautiful one, like an open book, it cost about £1100 all in. I hope you find what you are looking for
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My Grandma bought a simple black pottery urn which said (In Memory). It had holes in to arrange flowers in. It is just sat on the gravel. This was in 1936 and it is still there. I have the original bill for it with a drawing of the urn on the bill. I find this amazing.
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