Granite used over hundreds of years were lettered in various ways. This method illustrated is by the way of what’s called ‘Raised Lead’ and can only be achieved by by hand. The picture shows various stages of the raised lead method in which key holes are again drilled as in marble. The lead is then beaten in and left proud of the surface, from here it is then cut in different ways to achieve letterforms. Many of the war commemorative monuments you find are lettered in this way.
This picture shows the final result of a raised lead method of lettering which has been then hand painted