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About Simon Langsdale

I originally trained as a calligrapher before discovering the joy of drawing and carving letters by hand. I work in both stone and wood to commission with headstones and public art being my particular specialisms, but I also create my own work when time allows, with local history, landscape and historical lettering being the main influences on my work. The most important part of my practice is creating headstones and memorials. Having seen many times the affect on my clients when they see a completed hand-carved headstone to a loved one, it is clear that letter carvers fulfil an important role in the grieving process. I am a great believer in the therapeutic and life changing benefits that letter carving can bring. I have many years experience of training and educating and I greatly enjoy passing on my skills and knowledge through workshops and one to one training. My eventual goal is to train an apprentice(s) and to establish a workshop practice that will continue for generations to come.  

Further Info

Specialised in
Headstones, plaques, public art, stones for gardens, training and education.
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing


Simon Langsdale Letter carver
Parndon Mill
Parndon Mill Lane
United Kingdom
CM20 2HP
United Kingdom

Stienhardt Headstone

This headstone is carved on Honister slate from Cumbria. Carved to commemorate a keen cyclist, this commission is a testament to a family’s determination to commemorate their son and brother in a way that reflected his personality. Located at Fowlemere, Cambridgeshire, the edge of the stone has the tread of a bicycle tyre carved round the edge.