Neil Scrivener

Stonemason in Kent

About Neil Scrivener

With over 25 years experience in the stonemasonry industry, Neil Scrivener offers exceptional craftsmanship and a sensitive approach to headstone design. Established in 2003, Neil’s business is based in Canterbury and has many happy customers throughout Kent.

As a member of the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), you can be assured of an outstanding level of craftsmanship and a trusted service to the bereaved.

Neil Scrivener provides two essential services:

  • New memorials - the design and creation of new memorials, using traditional hand carved techniques. The headstones and memorials are tailor-made for each individual, making them unique for every customer.
  • Memorial maintenance - skilfully cleaning and renovating damaged memorials, restoring the stonework to its former glory.

Our staff approaches every memorial as if it was for our own loved one. If you would like to view Neil Scrivener’s work, please get in touch to arrange a visit to his studio.

  • Just to say a huge thank you for delivering on your promise to make what was a dismal looking familiy grave into a truly beautiful memorial. All my family have been blown away by it. It's arresting, beautiful and peaceful and directs all emotions towards tranquility and joy ... You've displayed real skill and artistic ability with the materials used and balance and harmony have been achieved because of it. So important to me. I simply love it.
  • Neil. I would like to thank you for your quick response in cleaning my grandparents and mothers headstone and bringing it back to it’s original condition in the Folkestone Crematorium Gardens. A first class response and a first class job carried out.
    John Malham
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  • The last thing you can do for someone you love is so important. You understood. Your kindness and dedication to doing what we asked was perfect. THANK YOU.
    Julie Francis
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  • The gravestone was in a bad condition but when Neil had cleaned it it was as new.It was good to ring a firm up and have a matter seen to with no excuses to why it could not be done and to have a quote the next day.Well done hope everything goes well for the future.Tried to add photos before and after. Nan would have been proud.
    Mr Dann
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Comprehensive Range of Memorial Styles

Neil Scrivener will guide you through the huge range of headstone styles - including the standard memorial, cross, heart, kerb sets, book memorials and more. Combined with a large choice of stone (including  granite, marble, portland, slate, yorkstone etc), there's a very comprehensive choice.

Please view our brochures for the available styles. However, if you have an unusual design in mind, Neil is happy to create bespoke carvings to your exacting requirements.

Memorial Maintenance

Memorial Cleaning

Different memorials weather in a variety of ways. Hard stones such as granite and slate can be kept maintenance free for many years. However, stone such as marble, and portland and sandstones can attract dirt, start to perish and become rough if not regularly maintained.

First, the memorial is sanded back to its original smooth face using different grades of abrasive discs. Then to clean the lettering, Neil typically uses diamond grade hand pads, wire brushes and steel wool.

Memorial Renovation and Repair

Over the years lichen and the weather damage memorials, degrading the stone, cement and lettering. We repair memorials to the highest standard, using stainless steel dowels which are drilled into the stone. Fixing rods can also be installed into the foundation and memorial, to make the structure stable.

When lettering needs repairing, all inscriptions are repaired by hand, using traditional methods.

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