Gravestones, Memorials and Headstones


Simon Burns-Cox creates beautiful bespoke hand carved Gravestones, Memorials and Headstones. Simon works in Stone and Marble and all letter carving is done by hand. He is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Commissioning a hand carved bespoke Gravestone, Memorial or Headstone is a collaborative process which starts with an initial consultation with the client. Often at the time of bereavement, the client does not know what they require. Simon will take time to talk with the client about the deceased and what would be a suitable memorial for them. This will include the following:

  • The ideas for the design
  • Suitable inscriptions and different types of fonts for the design
  • The choice of materials to be used, and the maintenance of the material chosen
  • The size of the work and its overall finish
  • Churchyard and Cemetery Regulations
  • Installation if required
  • The timescale and the costs involved including installation if required
  • Delivery costs

The client will be kept fully informed throughout the whole process.

Costs vary according to the type of stone used, the number of letters carved, the overall design and installation and delivery requirements. For a simple Headstone with a brief description, the cost will start from about £1250 upwards depending on the requirements.

There is a fixed cost with a deposit of 50% in advance before the work commences with a written commission agreement. If installation is required, this is an additional cost and will be done by a third party depending on location.

If you would like to discuss your requirements, please contact Simon Burns-Cox at or visit his website at

Simon Burns-Cox is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland but works throughout the UK and overseas. All work can be delivered by courier at additional cost.

Simon Burns-Cox is an Associate Member of The Letter Exchange and a Licentiate Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen, London.

Headstone by Simon Burns-Cox

Headstone by Simon Burns-Cox

Memorial by Simon Burns-Cox

Memorial by Simon Burns-Cox

Commissions undertaken by Simon Burns-Cox