Neil Luxton

Living witness in the chiselled stone.

sleuthAnthony Shaffer headstone carved by Neil Luxton sleuth“To commission a unique and individually crafted memorial is not always as expensive as people might think.”

Stone carving is a classic art of which Neil Luxton has been a master for over two decades, creating unique works of enduring elegance and beauty.

When working to private commission, Neil is based in his studio on the Essex-Suffolk border. Here, in this aptly calm and gentle landscape, he handcrafts his masterpieces with the traditional patience and precision of the master craftsman.

Equally traditional is the concentration in a single pair of hands of each and every aspect of a commission. Friends and families therefore have the fullest confidence as they confer with Neil throughout the planning, making and installation of their desired memorial.

Full details of the comprehensive stonemason's service offered by Neil are available elsewhere on this website; please refer in particular to the Memorials     Courses and Gallery pages.

Neil Luxton also holds the prestigious post of in-house stonemason at London's world-renowned Highgate Cemetery. Here he has created memorials for such famous individuals as Anthony Shaffer, author of 'Sleuth' Sheila Gish, British actress of stage and screen and Thomas Landry, Chess Champion among many, many more.




12th October 2015

In 1882 a Fountain and Horse Trough were presented to the town of Sudbury and these were mentioned in Dodie Smith’s ‘101 Dalmations’.

Neil has been working with the Town Council to restore the memorial and on the 13th October 2015 the new centrepiece he has carved was unveiled by the Town Mayor.

The fountain can be found on the north side of St Peter’s Church on Market Hill. 


One of the plaques tells the part of the much-loved book, almost bringing the story and fountain to life.




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