Carved Memorial Stone Sundial: The Devon
Carved Memorial Stone Sundial. Stunning and unique, these hand carved limestone boulders are special in every sense. They are made from a distinct and beautiful limestone only found in South Devon – Stoneycombe limestone – which has rich tones and veins right through it.
They are individual, no two boulders are the same in shape or size, hand-cut to size with the top surface polished to a shine which reflects the light.
Size: They tend to be above half a metre in height and half a metre ‘square’ at the top. We can cut them to size within reason.
Weight: They weigh between 200 -300kg.
They are hand-cored so the urn containing the ashes can be discreetly placed inside.
The stonemason is a skilled memorial artist and is able to carve an inscription if so desired (some additional cost).
They are made of local stone and are hand-carved here in Devon, England and can’t be bought anywhere else.
Sundials and Armillary
The carved memorial stone sundial comes with a brass sundial as standard, The Armillary is extra.
We send you your sundial with a sealant so that once you have placed your loved one’s ashes into the hollow central column you can simply apply the sealant and place the sundial on top securing the ashes safely inside.
Keeping the ashes
Many people keep their loved one’s ashes at home, some because they are not sure what to do with them. Some because they are not yet ready to do something with them. And some simply want to keep them close by, in the house.
Sometimes, very well meaning, friends will give advice such as ‘it’s time to move on’ or ‘you’ll feel better if you scatter/bury them’. But only you will know how you feel with the loss of your loved one and only you will know when and if the time is right to do something else with the ashes.
Keeping ashes in the garden
The main downside to burying the ashes in the garden is having to move house. If you ever have to sell your house you will have to find and dig the ashes up or leave them behind. This can be stressful for all involved. But if you keep them inside an ornament in the garden you get the best of both worlds. Your loved one’s ashes are in the place that they loved, and if you do ever need to move home you can simply take them with you.
We are a nation of gardeners and lots of people would love to be placed to rest in the garden that they loved, nurtured and enjoyed. The other benefit of a memorial garden ornament is that it is completely discreet. This will give you more time to decide what you want to do as your feelings may change over time. Until then these urns can keep the ashes safely at home without you having to explain your reasons to anyone, if someone admires the keepsake it is up to you whether you tell them or not.
Lead time & Delivery
The Carved Memorial Stone Sundials are hand-cored for you and as such the waiting time is around eight to twelve weeks, however we occasionally have one in stock (if we do it will be indicated below) if so we can ship quickly. We will do our best to make a specific date if necessary but it will depend on the craftsmen’s schedules. If required we will supply a correctly sized urn free of charge. The sundial is fixed in place with a epoxy glue (supplied)
Due to the weight of these boulders the price excludes delivery please contact us for the delivery price for a pallet to your driveway – you will need to arrange for the movement of the stone from the driveway to your desired location in your garden.
|Estimated Pallet delivery costs*|
|South East (excl. Central London)||£65.00|
|Wales (CF, NP, HR, SY postcodes)||£61.00|
|Wales (LL postcodes)||£78.00|
|Wales (SA & LD postcodes)||£87.00|
|For Highlands and Islands please contact us for a quote|
|*please note these prices are estimates and we will provide an exact quote upon request/when an order is placed|