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Sacred Stones

Visitors queued to see inside the round barrow when it was opened on 24 October.

24 October 2016 | Stone Projects
A company called Sacred Stones opened the first round barrow built since neolithic times on 24 October. Its construction used 500 tonnes of local Churchfield limestone buried beneath 1,000 tonnes of...
Canterbury Cathedral auction

The Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, welcomes bidders to the auction of masonry from the Great South Window on Saturday.

27 September 2016 | Stone Projects
An auction on Saturday (24 September) of masonry, some of it medieval, taken from Canterbury Cathedral's Great South Window during its rebuilding raised £210,000.The masonry was sold off as...
Fox Marble CEO Chris Gilbert

Fox Marble CEO Chris Gilbert: "We are pleased that our newest quarry is now supplying our Bianco Illirico marble to such a large and prestigious development in London."

8 September 2016 | Stone Projects
Fox Marble, the London stock market AIM-listed company headed by Chris Gilbert and focused on marble quarrying and finishing in Kosovo and the Balkans, has had its Bianco Illirico marble specified...
 
Weston Library

Externally, the stonework included restoration of the Clipsham, while inside a new Jura limestone floor and reception desk was installed in the main reception while Creeton limestone was used for wall linings and flooring in the Treasury Gallery. A 17th century arched gateway was rebuilt next to the reception desk.

5 September 2016 | Stone Projects
The re-working of what is now called the Weston Library in Oxford (it was previously known as the New Bodleian) was among the projects on the short-list announced in July for this year’s...
Ludgate

London’s Building of the Year features a monolithic frieze of geometrically patterned Portland stone.

5 September 2016 | Stone Projects
A new office development nestled between St Paul’s Cathedral and Ludgate Circus in London has been named as the City of London’s Building of the Year. It has also won the Royal Institute...
Pride of Kilkenny

Barry Wrafter with the Pride of Kilkenny sculpture that took him three years to carve in Kilkenny limestone.

20 June 2016 | Stone Projects
by Barry WrafterI won a national competition to make this statue, called Pride of Kilkenny, to celebrate the Kilkenny hurling team, known as The Cats. The Kilkenny Council that commissioned it was...
Cloak of Conscience

Anna Chromy's Cloak of Conscience. The artist would like to see the 50tonne Cararra marble sculpture installed in London.

9 May 2016 | Stone Projects
Anna Chromy, an artist commissioned to create a sculpture for the Athletes Village at the 2012 London Olympics, would like to see her 50tonne Carrara Marble 'Cloak of Conscience' installed in...
Pinnacle Award

The project that has won a DSWA PInnacle Award.

21 April 2016 | Stone Projects
A project for a private residence on Grange Moor, West Yorkshire, by two young dry stone wallers has been given the Dry Stone Walling Association’s highest recognition of a Pinnacle Award.It is...
St Mels Cathedral during restoration

One of the new Irish Blue limestone columns at St Mel's Cathedral as the work was under way.

15 March 2016 | Stone Projects
The story of the restoration of St Mel's Cathedral in Longford, Ireland, after a fire involved the replacement of all 28 of its supporting Irish Blue limestone columns, is to be told in London in...
Canova's lions

Two of the lions sleep while two are permanently alert.

29 November 2015 | Stone Projects
A 27m obelisk erected to mark the diamond jubilee of The Queen in 2012 is now guarded by four, huge Massangis limestone lions, two constantly vigilant while the other two sleep. The sculptures are...
The new mine being opened at Bowers Quarry.
17 September 2015 | Stone Projects
Portland limestone extractor Albion Stone is just opening a second mine that will mark the end of opencast quarrying by the company.Albion started mining in Jordans Quarry 10 years ago. The change...
Ewan Allinson’s Pyramid in Teesdale – part art, part playground equipment and with a story to tell.
17 September 2015 | Stone Projects
A dry stone pyramid is not what you expect to see in a playing field in Durham, but it is what is to be seen in Cotherstone playing field in Teesdale, thanks to sculptor and master dry stone waller...
St Michael’s Church on Hayling Island, where honed Purbeck Whetson from Lovell Stone was used.
17 September 2015 | Stone Projects
In his continuing search for Great British Stones, Barry Hunt this month turns his attention to Dorset and the peninsular of Purbeck, from which comes limestone laid down in so many layers it is hard...
Ewan Allinson's pyramid atCotherstone playing field in Teesdale with a story to intrigue adults as well as children.
27 August 2015 | Stone Projects
A dry stone pyramid, part sculpture part children's climbing frame, built by master dry stone waller Ewan Allinson from Middleton-in-Teesdale was inspired by a strange story relating to Norse...
Even more history is now revealed at Hexham Abbey.
17 July 2015 | Stone Projects
After nine months work by York-based stone and conservation specialist company William Anelay, and at a cost of £1.9million, one of the North East of England’s top heritage attractions...

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