TYPES OF HEADSTONE MATERIAL IN THE UK 10 Not all CWGC headstones are made from the familiar Portland stone commonly seen in Northern France. Various materials were used depending on availability at time of commemoration. THESE ARE THE MAIN TYPES OF STONE YOU WILL SEE IN THE UK. PORTLAND SLATE BOTTICINO IF A HEADSTONE IS IN SHADE OR UNDER TREE COVER IT WILL “GREEN UP” WITH ALGAE QUICKER THAN THOSE IN THE OPEN AIR.
11 THE TYPE OF STONE AFFECTS THE LOOK OF A HEADSTONE. A HEADSTONE MAY NOT BE IN A POOR STATE OF REPAIR, IT COULD BE A DIFFERENT MATERIAL. Portland STANCLIFFE Stancliffe GRANITE WE NEVER USE DETERGENTS OR BLEACH. Stancliffe Portland