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Sunnyhill

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Purchasing Headstones
« on: October 06, 2007, 10:50:25 PM »
Does anyone have any recommendations on purchasing and fitting headstones  onto graves? I had some priced in Dublin and pretty costly.

Several ancestors I have found in unmarked graves, which seem  sad and more likely for them to be lost in future. You agree?

I would like something very basic but hardy [body of headstone plus inscription] and vandal proof as much as possible.

Ta

David
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Christopher

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Re: Purchasing Headstones
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2007, 11:31:51 PM »
Hi David,

Where do you require the headstones?

Are they for ancestors in the north of Ireland or the Republic?

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Re: Purchasing Headstones
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2007, 11:38:02 PM »
Two in Belfast City Cemetery, one in Dublin, one in Cork.
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Re: Purchasing Headstones
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2007, 11:54:36 PM »
Hiya David,

Click here for a useful site for Monumental Masons and Memorial Masons in Belfast.

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007, 11:59:29 PM »
Thanks a million!

If anyone has any personal experience on the matter or thoughts would also be interested.

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Re: Purchasing Headstones
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2007, 12:02:47 AM »
I think there is a Castles in Lurgan that does them.  or was one. ???
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Re: Purchasing Headstones
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2007, 12:03:15 AM »
David,

I've just had a look at askaboutmoney.com There's a query about a granite worktop for a kitchen. One of the repliers suggested getting the item from Italy. I'm wondering whether that might apply to headstones too.  

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Re: Purchasing Headstones
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2007, 08:33:24 AM »
I am not exactly sure you can just buy a gravestone & put it on a grave. I expect you would need to be the owner of the grave, grave deeds are given when you buy a grave in a cemetary and there is a time limit of about 100 years on ownership. In Churchyard graveyards it might be different.

You would need to at least get agreement from the authorities before laying out any money. The cost of even the most basic stone is going to be £1000 and they go a lot higher than that.

You could maybe buy one of the wee flower bowls & get it inscribed & just pop it on the grave yourself. They would cost under £100.


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Re: Purchasing Headstones
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2007, 08:40:13 AM »
The Monumental Masons site that I mentioned yesterday at 23:54:36 contains Regulations relating to Headstones, Gravestones and Memorials.

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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2007, 08:47:53 AM »
Thanks folks.

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Re: Purchasing Headstones
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2007, 08:52:20 AM »
No problem David.

Post again if you need further assistance.

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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2007, 01:05:14 PM »
I think there is a Castles in Lurgan that does them.  or was one. ???

There is. ... B. Castles,  67 Queen Street, Lurgan

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Re: Purchasing Headstones
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2007, 04:17:45 PM »
Does anyone have any recommendations on purchasing and fitting headstones  onto graves? I had some priced in Dublin and pretty costly.

Several ancestors I have found in unmarked graves, which seem  sad and more likely for them to be lost in future. You agree?

I would like something very basic but hardy [body of headstone plus inscription] and vandal proof as much as possible   

  try [email protected]
 they are located next to milltown cemetery.they erected a nice incribed stone
 for me just under£600.currently doing stone and surrounds in co.down town
 for me at£1700.
 ask to speak to sean.

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Re: Purchasing Headstones
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2007, 10:45:44 PM »
I think Hamiltons and others get their gravestones from Pakistan or India.

I have a wee advert out of the Tele. It says 'Headstones Direct From Wholesalers'

Black Granite 2' 6'' High £399. This includes all vat and fixing in cemetery and includes 50 Gold Letters.

It gives a phone number  Tel 07882 086084

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Re: Purchasing Headstones
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2007, 12:33:17 AM »
Sunnyhill,

Sorry dont have the info 'to hand' at the moment, but do have the details of a monumental mason, who will be able to advise about all the aspects, that you will have to contend with. Will pm tomorrow when I get a free minute.

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