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Horsham Stone

Horsham District Council, Historic England and SPAB are working to find a new source of Horsham Stone roofing to avoid losing this distinctive local feature of West Sussex. The picture here shows Horsham Stone roofing on Coombes Church. Photo: Richard Crook

31 July 2019 | Stones / Quarries
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), along with conservation firms and other heritage organisations, says there is a crisis of supply of Horsham stone roofing slabs.Horsham...
British Museum Inuksuk

The Inuit Inuksuk created by artist Piita Irniq for the British Museum.

5 June 2019 | Stones / Quarries
It is not every day you get an Inuit artist visit your quarry, but Kentish Ragstone producer Gallagher was delighted to welcome Piita Irniq, who is also an educator and statesman, to its Hermitage...
Wales Seminar

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, praised the contribution to the principality of minerals extraction when he delivered the keynote speech at the annual Mineral Products Association (MPA) Wales Seminar.

14 May 2019 | Stones / Quarries
The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, praised the contribution to the principality of minerals extraction when he delivered the keynote speech at the annual Mineral Products Association (MPA)...

Annie Ross, who design the trophy, with Pat Gallagher, who owns the Kentish Ragstone quarry.

19 November 2018 | Stones / Quarries
Architects fully appreciate the complementary nature of glass and stone and the winners of the Kent Design & Development Awards will get a reminder of it in the trophies they receive. Designed by...
4 December 2017 | Stones / Quarries
Offering a highly practical yet aesthetically pleasing surface solution for interior design hotspots such as the kitchen and bathroom, CRL Quartz by CRL Stone is available in an extra-large slab...
4 December 2017 | Stones / Quarries
Following the success of its Ceralsio porcelain surface, CRL Stone has launched tiles for walls and floors, for a seamless finish in the kitchen and bathroom.Available to match the kitchen worktop...
Rutland White

New from Clipsham Quarry Company is Rutland White oolitic limestone.

13 September 2017 | Stones / Quarries
The picture here shows a new block stone called Rutland White that Clipsham Quarry Company is introducing.It is an oolitic limestone from 20m below the Clipsham block stone that has been quarried...
Kirkby Quarry

An aerial view of the quarry at Kirkby.

2 February 2017 | Stones / Quarries
Burlington has gained planning permission to extend its Cumbrian slate quarry at its headquarters in Kirkby-in-Furness. The application received unanimous support and approval from Cumbria...
From the stone face

The heritage of stone.

30 January 2017 | Stones / Quarries
Stone Federation Great Britain’s Quarry Forum gives its opinion on issues relating to the stone industry from the point of view of companies that extract dimensional stone from opencast and...
Salcombe Stone

Re-opened to provide stone for Exeter Cathedral.

23 January 2017 | Stones / Quarries
A quarry in Devon that is believed to be one of original sources of the stone used to build Exeter Cathedral 800 years ago has been re-opened to supply stone for repairs.Stone was last extracted from...
Fashionable Irish Blue

What all the best horse riders are wearing – set against the backdrop of McKeon's Irish Blue limestone Threecastles Quarry.

26 October 2016 | Stones / Quarries
McKeon Stone's Threecastles Quarry in Stradbally, Co Laois, Ireland, has been used as backdrop by a company called Horseware that makes clothes for the fashion-conscious horse-rider and for the...
Arizona marble quarry

Three beds of distinctive marble are now available from Arizon in the USA.

25 October 2016 | Stones / Quarries
The USA has not traditionally quarried a lot more marble than the British Isles. But it is producing considerably more now that a 110-year-old quarry in Arizona has been re-opened after more than 75...
Syreford Quarry

Syreford Quarry, where a 10-acre extension has received planning approval.

5 September 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Planning permission for the next 26 years at its existing quarry, a new quarry, a new workshop with new machinery and an industry heavyweight as Chairman – Cotswold Stone Solutions is ready to...

Ham & Doulting Stone Company is back at Park Lane.

20 August 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Ham & Doulting Stone Company is returning to Park Lane underground quarry to extract Bath Stone.The company spent £800,000 opening up a new portal at Park Lane, which is under Neston Park...
Monks Park visit

Visitors underground witnessing Bath stone being sawn from the face at Monks Park during Bath & Portland's open day this month (August).

5 August 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Visitors to Hanson Bath & Portland’s Monks Park underground Bath stone quarry at the start of August will remember the burn in their legs as they reached the top of the 212 steps back into...