Headstones Swansea


Find the perfect headstone, created by expert craftsmen with decades of experience. We create bespoke headstones and cremation memorials for clients throughout Swansea. Contact us today on 029 2088 7188 to learn more or to request a quote. Our team is here to help. 

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South Wales Monuments provides customers with the freedom to decide on the type of headstones and the kinds of images and texts they wish to use. Each letter plays a significant role and may determine the overall outlook of the design and style. You will be welcome to choose from the following types of headstones in Swansea:

Flat Headstones

Flat headstones are often referred to as flat tablets or flat markers and are typically manufactured working with bronze or granite. They’re able to be either constructed parallel with the terrain or elevated slightly while slanting from the back. Like conventional headstones, these come in a multitude of material, dimensions, colour and surface finishes.

Upright Headstones

This represents one of the most classic style and design typically manufactured from limestone, marble or granite. Upright headstones are pinned to the ground and supported by a concrete base. The size and style essentially depend on the customer’s specifications, but the typical designs come with a height of 45 inches, width of 30 inches and depth of 6 inches.

Kerbed Headstones

These are generally full-length headstones that are manufactured laying flat in parallel with the floor. The common width dimensions are usually 4 inches and provide a lot of space for personal expression. Kerbed headstones can make use of a mix of bevel and slant markers in conjunction with the normal vertical headstones.

Memorials for Cremation

Memorials for cremation have a good deal that resembles vertical headstones; with the addition of a container, usually hollowed granite, to hold cremated remains for both sides. Another marked difference is the fact that these memorials for cremation are installed away from the headstone.

Cremation and Remembrance Benches

You can alternate headstones with cremation benches if you do not require a cement base. Some designs have the capacity to contain the remains of 1 to 6 people. Cremation benches are generally used to greatly enhance the appearance of commemorative gardens.

Traditional memorial
book of life headstone with decorative border
rustic traditional headstone


South Wales Memorial helps you to decide on the type of headstone material you desire. Headstone material choice is important given it has an effect on your placement alternatives and visual attributes of the headstone style and design. Furthermore, the type of stone you ultimately choose determines the sturdiness of the headstone.

White Marble Headstones

It’s typically a brilliant material composed of extraordinary grey and blue composition. Craftsmen habitually give it a fine rub for a smooth appearance and feel. However, it can be prohibited in some church surroundings and not suitable for very wet locations due to its fragility.

Granite Headstones

It’s regarded as one of the most adaptable and sturdy substances of all. It comes in a wide array of colours and finishes. Granite headstones are normally approved in churchyards as people like their aesthetic qualities.

Bronze Memorials

They are well-liked due to their durability. The down-side of bronze is that it darkens over time. However, it doesn’t require a lot of routine maintenance. It is more expensive than granite and rarely used in churchyards.

Portland Headstones

It’s a kind of grey limestone that discolours and hardens after a while, resulting in a weathered and worn appearance. It’s regularly used in churchyards. It’s hard to read inscriptions on it due to the colouring, and one has to rely on shadow, so it requires the usage of capital letters and deep cuts. An attractive headstone when created by Craftsmen.

Nebresina Headstones

It’s also a form of limestone that consists of a beige hue. It is usually rubbed to acquire a smooth finish. They are permitted in churchyards but aren’t as long lasting as white marble and granite.


South Wales Monuments have been supporting families create beautiful headstones, tombstones, memorial stones and memorial benches for nearly 4 decades. We take great pride in every single piece we create. We handcraft each and every stone, to your wishes, guaranteeing that you’re thrilled with the remembrance piece of your loved one.

Selecting a builder to develop a headstone for your recently departed may be a challenging choice, as there are numerous headstone providers to select from. One among them is South Wales Monuments, formed in 1982. We have a vast expertise and experience in headstone design, creation, installation, maintenance, and restoration in Swansea.

South Wales Monuments will work with you to make certain your memorial tribute is exceptional by giving yourself and your family a caring and customised service. We’ve got a team of skilled staff members that will take you step-by-step through the entire process of selecting a headstone, tombstone or memorial, and create the very best inscription and epitaph that celebrates children and adults alike.

South Wales Monument’s scope of operation covers the complete South Wales area. We complete all documents including church and local authority permits, memorial rights and other permits. The terms of service are explained to the customer upon placing an order. A client will be required to pay an initial deposit of 50 % the cost for the headstone. For a customer that remits a one- off settlement, a reduction is given to them.

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Selecting the inscription is the final part and it is considered by most people, the most daunting to complete. This can be the very last message you can send to your loved one. It ought to be short, dignified and sum up all of their life. When decided upon, South Wales Monuments provides you with 3 options of showcasing this message, including epitaph, engravings, and memorial plaques.


Due to uncontrollable factors like weather conditions, air pollution and location, your headstone may need aftercare or upkeep. South Wales Monuments offers immaculate after care solutions accomplished by very skilled craftsmen. The aftercare and protection come as a 5- year cost-effective insurance policy. This insurance begins the moment the memorial is fitted.

Although mishaps are uncommon in cemeteries, memorial safety is imperative, and that’s why local authorities have to perform checks in their cemeteries. South Wales Monuments uses contemporary approaches of erection such as ground anchor bolts that are fitted beneath memorials. This will ensure that the memorial never falls over. Ensuring a lasting memorial for your beloved.

To find out more about headstone repair and maintenance, visit our page, or give us a call. 


After choosing headstone material, South Wales Monument will invite you to decide a finish that resonates with you. A finish considerably establishes the sturdiness and appearance of the headstone. The choices you can find at South Wales Monument include pitched, polished, part- polished and honed.

After you have selected the material, shape and size of the headstone, and after you have completed your epitaph and selected your images, we can help you with the style and design. Although there are numerous shapes and sizes, you’re at liberty to customise your headstone. Some of the layouts you may want on the headstone incorporate fonts, imagery, colouring, stones, contours and mouldings, military services outlooks and children designs.

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For more information on our products and services regarding memorials and headstones in Swansea be sure to phone our helpful team on 029 2088 7188.