Traditional Headstones

What are traditional headstones?

Unlike contemporary gravestones, traditional headstones have a more customary design with a plain composition. Generally made from marble or granite classic memorials chiefly rest in an upright position. In addition, the main headstone sits on a base which is basically fixed to a foundation on the burial ground. All in all, the majority of traditional gravestones share the following characteristics:

  • An upright stone together with a base made from marble, granite or limestone.
  • Simple design features, specifically cut in restricted geometrical forms.
  • Conventional headstone images such as: gravestone crosses or Biblical images
  • Also, hand-carved or sandblasted block and old English gravestone lettering.

For the most part, well established traditional headstones will often stick to primary dimensions as shown with the examples below. By and large, our standard sizes are in keeping with nearly all cemetery regulations. Thus, making our classic memorials a practical commemoration for those who prefer a customary gravestone design.

What are traditional headstones?
Traditional styled headstones in a cemetery

Traditional Headstones

Presently, a higher demand for modern gravestones has led to a decline for more traditional headstones. Although modern memorials have a greater appeal traditional headstones will always be acknowledged as the ultimate memorial. In effect, their simplistic form coupled with skilled workmanship adds a timeless element. As a result our classic memorials will forever be associated as the first and foremost in conventional headstone design. Subsequently, each traditional headstone is available in a choice of four popular granite colors. Similarly, your own preferred dimensions can be manufactured upon request.

Traditional Headstones

Top 9 Headstone

Color: Premium Black Size: 39" x 40" Reference: TH1

Old Wicklow Granite Headstone design

Top 9 Memorial

Color: Steel Grey Stone Size: 39" x 40" Reference: TH1

Common Irish Headstone with crosses

Top 9 Gravestone

Color: Paradiso Bash Size: 39" x 40" Reference: TH1

Irish headstone with Celtic Cross Image

Top 9 Grave Memorial

Color: Bahama Blue Size: 39" x 40" Reference: TH1

Upright Headstone

Large Round Ogee Top

Color: Bahama Blue Size: 50" x 46" Reference: TH2

Upright Gravestones with inscriptions

Large Round Ogee Top

Color: Premium Black Size: 50" x 46" Reference: TH2

Historic Granite Headstone with inscriptions

Small Round Ogee Top

Color: Steel Grey Stone Size: 42" x 36" Reference: TH3

Classical Black granite Headstone design

Small Round Ogee Top

Color: Premium Black Size: 42" x 36" Reference: TH3

Small Irish headstone in Black Granite

4 Inch Ogee Headstone

Color: Premium Black Size: 39" x 30" Reference: TH4

Most popular Irish Cemetery Headstone

4 Inch Ogee Gravestone

Color: Steel Grey Stone Size: 39" x 30" Reference: TH4

Headstone with Dove and Cross

4 Inch Ogee Memorial

Color: Paradiso Bash Size: 39" x 30" Reference: TH4

Small memorials for Graves

4" Ogee Grave Memorial

Color: Bahama Blue Size: 39" x 30" Reference: TH4

Catholic Headstone with Celtic Cross

156B Classic Memorials

Color: Bahama Blue Size: 42" x 38" Reference: TH5

Gravestone with Jesus and Our Lady

156B Classic Memorials

Color: Premium Black Size: 42" x 38" Reference: TH5

Universal headstone shape in Wicklow granite

Round Top Headstone

Color: Steel Grey Stone Size: 45" x 42" Reference: TH6

Regular Granite Headstone with Rose

Round Top Grave Memorial

Color: Premium Black Size: 45" x 42" Reference: TH6

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