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18 January 2012 | Stone Heritage
Reading council is hoping to secure £6.7million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help repair the ancient ruins of Reading Abbey and create what the council is calling an ‘Abbey Quarter...
12 December 2011 | Stone Heritage
Villagers in Collyweston are irritated that the local planning authority has authorised the use of blue Spanish slate on two homes in their village – the source of one of the country’s...
12 December 2011 | Stone Heritage
English Heritage say a company importing Chinese stone has purloined an English Heritage video explaining how to lay Collyweston roof tiles and put it on its website. English Heritage say they are...
Tarnia McAlester, who heads the Strategic Stone Study.

Tarnia McAlester, who heads the Strategic Stone Study. The information collected so far can be seen at maps.bgs.ac.uk/BuildingStone.

11 August 2011 | Stone Heritage
The Strategic Stone Study, the most ambitious project ever undertaken to identify and record the sources and uses of England’s building stones, might never be finished because of a lack of...
The Malthouse with its new natural slate roof from Cembrit.
11 August 2011 | Stone Heritage
A distinctive feature of the Romsey skyline has been preserved by Glendyne natural slates from Cembrit. It is at the Malthouse, an old brewery building that has been converted into apartments. The...
The red look at Baddesley Clinton is caused by algae, not a red stone.
11 August 2011 | Stone Heritage
Baddesley Clinton is a moated house in Warwickshire owned by the National Trust. Repair work currently under way uses Arden Sandstone quarried from the same, local source as that used in the original...
St Columb's Cathedral following the work by McMonagle Stone.
11 August 2011 | Stone Heritage
McMonagle Stone have spent the past 16 months renovating St Columbs Cathedral, the oldest and best known of Derry’s landmarks.McMonagle, based in Mountcharles, Co Donegal, are one of the...
Clifton Suspension Bridge. Photo taken by Bridge Master David Anderson.
11 August 2011 | Stone Heritage
Nimbus Conservation, the stone and conservation specialists of Frome, Somerset, have just started work on the £1million first phase of the stonework conservation programme of one of Bristol...
Beams being lifted into position at Astley Castle as William Anelay complete the conversion.
11 August 2011 | Stone Heritage
There are not many buildings with a more distinguished history than Astley Castle in Warwickshire. It was the family home of three medieval queens, including Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen for nine...
Wentworth Castle will benefit from a £2.4million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
18 July 2011 | Stone Heritage
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is providing funding of £11million for five heritage sites across the UK: Middlesbrough’s landmark Transporter Bridge; World War Two submarine HMS Alliance...
18 July 2011 | Stone Heritage
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has earmarked funds totalling £10million for the regeneration of seven city and town centres stretching from County Antrim in Northern Ireland to Margate in Kent...
18 July 2011 | Stone Heritage
Another £2million has been put into the heritage pot, thanks to composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation’s donation of £1million has been matched by English...
Dame Jenny Abramsky, Chair of HLF.
16 May 2011 | Stone Heritage
You have until 26 April to make your contribution to the debate about how Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) money should be spent between 2013 and 2019. You can give your opinion on www.hlf.org.uk/...
Jitka Palmer with a Gothic-inspired carving she produced during a 10-week project at Woodchester Mansion.
16 May 2011 | Stone Heritage
Woodchester Mansion, the Victorian Gothic country house in South Gloucestershire that was mysteriously abandoned mid-construction, allowing current generations of conservationists a unique...
18 April 2011 | Stone Heritage
Traditionally built solid stone walls can be as much as three times better at keeping in the heat than is generally supposed, according to SPAB research.The Society for the Protection of Ancient...

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