For over 250 years the Blackwell family have served the local community with their masonry skills. It was in 1660 in the reign of Charles II that the Duke of Westminster sent for the Blackwell family of Kirk Ireton in Derbyshire, to help set up a lead mining village near Yscefiog, North Wales. during the lead mining boom, members of the family became highly skilled in masonry arts. These developed skills were found very useful and sought after in the construction of churches and other stone work. It was sometime after Henry Blackwell's death in 1712 that the family moved to New Brighton near Mold and set up a masonry yard. It was from this premises that they gained a reputation for precision and quality and began to specialise in monumental masonry. With their reputation, the family business grew steadily – being handed down from generation to generation. The present owner – Stephen Blackwell believes in using the traditional skills of the past and combining them with the most modern machinery to work on the finest materials sourced worldwide to produce the high quality workmanship that has enabled one of the oldest family stone masonry businesses in the country to become one of the largest.
Blackwell’s Stonecraft have over one thousand memorials in stock, as well as designing and manufacturing individual memorials to suit client’s own ideas. We also offer a diverse range of memorials which we have on display at our premises. The following pages show a selection of these memorials and may inspire you in your final choice for your loved one.
Every photograph shown has a reference number next to it. Our pricing system includes; an inscription of up to 150 letters, a standard carving ie: rose, church window and fixing the memorial on a custom made concrete foundation with extra deep flower containers and grand anchor system.
When you arrive at our premises one of our sales team can assist you with choosing your memorial, advising you of local rules and regulations. We can also help you with choosing a fitting inscription if desired.
Once the memorial has been ordered, we will supply you with written confirmation of your order and a computerised image of how the lettering will be laid out, we will also make the memorial application on your behalf to the necessary authorities and pay the fees if required.
We have included a small selection from our displays for your perusal. Please contact us by telephone on 01244 680704.