How much is a headstone

Losing a loved one can be overwhelming, especially when faced with the financial aspects of saying goodbye. From funeral expenses to legal matters, there are many things to think about during this difficult time.

At Buckley Memorials, we aim to simplify the process for you. As stone masons established over 300 years ago, we know how to create a beautiful and enduring memorial that honours your loved one’s memory. In this article, we will outline the various expenses associated with selecting a headstone for their final resting place

A headstone typically starts from £800 however, with customisation, inscriptions, engravings, designs, installation etc, the costs can build up. That’s why at Buckley Memorials, we offer all customers a price promise.

Our price promise is simple, we will beat any quote you have received and get to work.

Here are some factors that affect the cost of a headstone:

  1. Type of headstone
  2. Materials
  3. Size
  4. Design
  5. Extras (additional engravings, etchings, flower vases etc.)
  6. Location
  7. Cemetery or burial ground regulations
  8. General economic climate

The type of headstone you choose is one of the most important factors to consider. We previously mentioned a few common types, such as flat or lawn-level headstones, kerbed headstones, and full-length headstones.

The cost of a headstone can be influenced by various factors, including its size, design, and materials used. Additional features like intricate carvings, engravings, and integrated flower vases can also impact the cost. Moreover, cemetery or burial ground regulations can play a role in determining the price.

Different cemeteries may have specific rules regarding the type, size, and design of headstones, and some may even require you to purchase from their approved suppliers. It is advisable to check with the cemetery or burial ground beforehand to ensure compliance with their regulations.

Furthermore, the location of the cemetery or burial ground can affect the cost, as materials and labor expenses may vary in different areas. Lastly, the overall economic climate of the country can also have an impact on the price.

Considering all these factors is important when choosing a headstone and planning your budget.