Granite memorials in Morecombe are an excellent choice if you are looking for a beautiful and durable headstone. A very hard stone, granite does not wear as easily as other stones. It contains quartz and this gives it the shine that it is known for. It is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava, which usually happens beneath the surface. The colour of the granite depends on the other minerals that infuse it. Granite has been used for thousands of years as a building material and is evident in the many monuments still standing today. Until the early 18th century in the western world, granite could only be carved by hand tools with generally mediocre results. We have the technology, equipment and experience to produce perfectly carved and polished headstones.
The first polished tombstone was erected in England in 1832. In Morecombe, granite memorials are the most popular choice as they do not discolour or wear. Marble was once the most popular stone for memorials but with the air pollution in cities it is slowly eaten away. Although the wear is very slow, marble can also become faded and the wonderful translucence of the stone can diminish over time. We also offer a refurbishment service for ancestors’ marble memorials where we re-polish the stone and touch up the engraved inscription.
We manufacture all sizes and colours of granite memorials in Morecombe. Our an independent family run business was established in 1929 and works exclusively in memorial masonry. Contact Kenneth A Fraser Ltd today or visit our showroom to see the wide range of memorials we have on offer. As member of NAMM for over 30 years, we aim to meet and exceed set standards of workmanship and business practices they prescribe. NAMM is the National Association of Memorial Masons and suggests exacting standards for its members. We offer a 6-year guarantee on the materials we use as well as the work we complete.