Definition of monumental mason in English:

monumental mason

noun

British
  • A person who makes tombstones and similar items.

    • ‘The prices quoted by various monumental masons were between £850 and £1,200 for a basic headstone so you should shop around for a good price.’
    • ‘The memorial was built from brown Portland stone in 1920 by monumental masons.’
    • ‘Her father was a monumental mason and was responsible for creating the town's war memorial outside St John's Church.’
    • ‘The monumental mason hasn't set to work yet, however; though there may be three in the grave, there's still only two names.’
    • ‘The headstone cannot be placed on his grave as a result and is still at the monumental mason's on Prebend Street.’
    • ‘Mr Kilburn added: ‘All memorials that are laid flat are done so gently by a monumental mason and are being laid on wooden blocks to prevent any damage to the stonework or the graves themselves.’’