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The first blocks of honey-coloured limestone to leave the famous Guiting Quarry in the Cotswolds for a decade have gone under the saws of Johnston Quarry Group – and “it rings like a bell”, says Di


Bill Bolsover (left) and Nicholas Johnston look at a piece of Guiting stone at the Natural Stone Show.

Investment has continued at Johnston Quarry Group, which promises a spectacular stand at the Natural Stone Show this year when it exhibits alongsid

New saw shed

GraniRoc wire saws in the new saw shed.

Johnston Quarry Group has bought the UK’s first top-of-the-range Doosan DL580-5 wheel loader for its Creeton limestone quarry in Lincolnshire.

Doosan DL580-5

The new Doosan DL580-5 wheel loader at Johnston Quarry Group's Creeton limestone quarry in Lincolnshire.

Johnston Quarry Group has become a major supplier of Bath Stone following its purchase of The Bath Stone Group and Hanson Bath & Portland last year.

Nicholas Johnston

Nicholas Johnston (centre) with two of his fellow Directors, Paul Keyte (left) from Oathill Quarry and Matthew Hawker from Bath Stone. Steve Johnson at Creeton Quarry (not in the picture) is also a Director.

Following Johnston Quarry Group's takeover of Bath Stone Group and Bath & Portland last year (

Monks Park Bath stone

Mothballed. The Monks Park underground quarry that was re-opened by Hanson Bath & Portland in 2016 is now being mothballed by the Johnston Quarry Group that bought Bath & Portland last year.

Johnston Quarry Group has bought Bath Stone Group from Elaine Marson and Bath & Portland from Hanson (part of the international Heidelberg Cement conglomerate with international sales of more t

Nicholas Johnston on his company’s stand at the Natural Stone Show in London, where the company is a regular exhibitor. At the next show in 2019 it will have Bath stone to exhibit as well. Inset is the Bath & Portland hammer logo that will be retained for use by the Bath Stone Group.

Update: Johnston Quarry Group has bought Bath Stone Group, headed by Elaine Marson.

The entrance to Monks Park underground Bath Stone quarry, which is being bought from Hanson Bath & Portland by Johnston Quarry Group along with Bath & Portland's Keynsham masonry works and the reserves of Bath Stone owned by Bath & Portland at Hartham Park.