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Stone signs hand carved in Yorkshire

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Styles and Methods

V - Incised Letter Carving

This method was pioneered by Roman scribes, whereby letters are carved into the stone. The chisel gradually deepens the groove in the stone to create a V shaped cut, hence the name.

Letters carved in this manner can be painted or left bare. Unpainted letters that are shorter than 7cm tall are not always clear in certain light conditions.

If your letters are to be painted we hand paint two coats of enamel, the colour of your choice.

Relief Carved Signs

Lettering carved in relief stands out from the panel of stone. The letters are usually contained within a border. This method is more expensive than V-incised carving as there is much more work involved.

Letters carved in relief must be taller than 5cm  for practical reasons.

When choosing a relief carved sign you have the option of either a smooth or ‘hen-pecked’ background.

Hand Painted Stone Signs

Painted signs have two coats of enamel applied by brush. There is a wide range of colours available including gold. We are also able to guild lettering with gold leaf.

If you have an existing stone sign that needs renovating we can work on site cleaning the old sign and re-painting as required.


WORKSHOP - Unit 4 Moll Springs Mill, Old Moll Road, Netherton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 7DN

POST BOX - 122 Longwood Gate, Longwood Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD3 4US

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V-incised panel at the amphitheatre, Pompeii

Relief cut characters on a smooth background

A Victorian carving after being cleaned and repainted