About Us

The proprietors of Stone's The Monumental Masons, brother and sister David Hounsell and Sue Ford, together with a small team of highly skilled masons, are dedicated to producing memorials of the highest quality with an emphasis on providing a personal service.
A brief history of our company
Stone's The Monumental Masons was founded back in 1876, on the same site which we now occupy in Weymouth, by Samuel G. Stone.

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Stone's, Newstead Road, c1890

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Stone's, Newstead Road, 2007

Two pictures separated by 117 years and not much else.
 
As anyone who has visited our workshops will know, the yard has not changed much since this was taken!

In the 1970's Harry Hounsell and his wife Celia entered into partnership with the Stone family. Harry's father, grandfather and great-grandfather were all stonemasons, with  the family business being  based in Broadwey, Weymouth.
In time the Stone family left the business, and David and Susan became the fifth generation of the Hounsell family to enter the trade.
As the company's reputation for producing fine quality memorials grew, the company expanded, opening offices and showrooms in Dorchester, and also a branch in Crewkerne, Somerset (the Crewkerne branch has now moved to Martock, Somerset.
We now cover an area comprising Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire, and hopefully our reputation for quality and service precedes us in all these locations.
Harry and Celia now take a less active role in the business, whilst being available as consultants they are enjoying a well earned retirement !
 

Stones The Monumental Masons
Newstead Road, Westham
Weymouth, Dorset
Tel/Fax: (01305) 784556
Email: stonesmasonry@btconnect.com

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