A footstone is a small monument that is placed at the foot of the grave. The main distinguishing features of a Footstone are that it is of small size and its location is opposite of the tombstone.
Footstones can be made of a variety of materials, but granite is the most commonly used. Footstones are usually about 1.5 to 3 feet wide. The size of the Footstone varies depending on the information to be placed on it. As a rule, we indicate a person’s initials, date of birth and death on the Footstone. Sometimes a short and succinct inscription, a favourite quote or additional information about the person buried is added.
You will often find Footstones in many Jewish cemeteries. Most are rectangular, made of grey granite and contain two dates, initials and a brief inscription.
On this page you can browse the catalogue of Footstones offered by Arcadia Monuments. All items are made of high-quality granite, and our experts can help you choose the colour, size and style of the inscription.