Stone types

Here is a selection of Sandstones, Limestones, Slate and Granite that are indiginous to the UK and are suitable for stone carving. These are called 'free stones' this means they can be carved freely and although they are a natural material have a level of predictability. This by no means represents every type of stone available for lettering and carving in the UK but gives an indication as to the colour pallets and variety available.