Arthur C Towner Ltd: Lawn memorials

Arthur C Towner Ltd.
Headstone with ogee top, set on a rectangular base bored twice, shown in all-polished black granite.
Headstone with square top and ogee shoulders - shown in Nabresina stone
Monumental Masonry - Lawn memorials. A lawn memorial is an upright headstone, with or without a base. It is generally a suitable design for churchyards and cemeteries. A standard size stone is a headstone 27” x 21” x 3”, set on a 3” high base. A standard monolith is 30” tall out of the ground, with extra stone set into the ground for stability. Where local regulations allow, sizes can be changed to suit individual taste, or to fit the required wording. Please see the churchyard and cemeteries page for more information on regulations.
Top shapes
Central Norman arc with rounded shoulders, shown in Tropical Green granite.
Arc top, shown in Karin Grey granite.
Gothic arch top, shown here in Portland stone.
Gentle arc with scotia shoulders, shown in Steel Grey granite.
Peon top with rounded shoulders, shown with a stepped margin in grey sandstone.
Splayed corners, shown in marble.
Central Norman arc with ogee shoulders, shown in black granite.
Norman arc top, shown in dark grey granite with a polished face and rustic edges.
Square top with checked shoulders, shown in Balmoral Red granite.
Base designs
Rectangular base with fine rubbed top and rustic edges, shown in yellow sandstone.
Base with bow front shown in Glenaby granite. The top of the base is polished and the edges sanded.
4” high base with centre splay for lettering, bored either side, shown in Tropical Green granite.
Flower containers
This design uses a wider base to make room for a stone vase.
This stone has holes  bored into the base.
Price guide
Lawn memorials (standard size) Prices are ex-VAT, but include cartage, fixing and flower containers where appropriate. Please also allow for lettering costs and any cemetery or churchyard fees payable.
Suitable mainly for dark granites, especially black. Etching removes the dark, polished face to reveal the grey, cut stone underneath. Etchings may be painted to enhance contrast, or to give more colour, but this paint will weather over time. Prices start from around £70 + VAT.
Relief carving
Usually made in softer stones than granite, relief carvings allow more subtlety and beauty of design. They will generally be drawn in consultation with the client, and then carved by hand. These are priced on an individual basis.
Outline designs
A simple outline design can be graceful and effective. It will usually be painted, gilded or leaded to contrast with the stone colour. Prices start from around £30 + VAT.
Granite From £800
Marble £915
Nabresina £990
York Stone £870
Portland £940
Welsh Slate £1,335
Purbeck £1,390
Because we design every memorial according to your own particular requirements, the prices shown can only be used as a guide. The cost of granite varies quite widely, according to the colour you choose. The prices given are for black granite - currently the cheapest. Our masons will be happy to give a firm quotation when you are satisfied that the memorial design is right for your loved one.
Incorporating a carving or other ornament can be a good way to make the memorial personal to your loved one. It might reflect their religion, for example, or their work or interests. Please see the churchyard regulations page for information regarding ornaments.
Green Slate £1,450
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