Hand Carved Bespoke Gravestones, Memorials and Headstones


Simon Burns-Cox creates beautiful Hand Carved Bespoke Gravestones, Memorials and Headstones and offers all types of Stone Letter Carving. Simon works mainly in Stone and Marble but also in other media.


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.

Simon will discuss with the client the ideas for the design, the choice of materials to be used, the size of the work and its overall finish, the timescale and the costs involved including installation.  The client will be kept fully informed throughout the whole process.

There are a wide range of Gravestone and Headstone designs and sizes and dimensions need to be taken into consideration as every churchyard and cemetery have their own requirements. You may need to consult your local Parish Council before the process begins.

Suitable inscriptions and different types of fonts for the design will also need to be discussed.

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 an initial deposit of 50% before the work commences with a written commission agreement and full and final payment is required before the day of installation. If you would like to discuss your requirements, please contact Simon Burns-Cox at info@simonburnscox.co.uk or visit his website at www.simonburnscox.co.uk.

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

Public and Private Commissions

Contact Simon Burns-Cox for more information. Courses in Sculpture, Stone Carving and Stone Letter Carving available.