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Hartham Park Bath stone being worked in B&P’s Keynsham workshops.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
When the Portland quarries once worked by Hanson Bath & Portland (B&P) were sold to Geoff Smith’s Stone Firms at the end of 2004, B&P were left with a big hole in their order book...
The Strategic Stone Study aims to identify stones used for building throughout England and Wales and identify sources for future use.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
The Strategic Stone Study is a major project – English Heritage say £500,000 has been allocated for the next two years and it could be four years before it is finished. It aims to...
Goldholm’e environmentally friendly Hooby Lane limestone used on the cladding of Montrose Place, London, pictured here.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
Lincolnshire quarry operators Goldholme are one of the few British stone companies who have actually tried to put some figures on just how green their stone is.They commissioned Lincoln consultants...
 
The various beds of Haysom's Purbeck limestone used to show the outline of the medieval buildings at St Paul's.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
Providing wheelchair access to St Paul’s Cathedral in London presented the cathedral and the architects at Purcell Miller Tritton with an opportunity for a more meaningful display of medieval...
Ian Kennedy:
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
The stones of the British Isles have contributed more than any other building material towards defining our built heritage, from the grandiose to the vernacular. And they still do. But while everyone...
Farmington stone at the new hotel at Bowood House.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
Farmington Quarry at Northleach, near Cheltenham in the Cotswolds, has been producing natural Cotswold oolitic limestone since Roman Times. Cotswold stone has been valued as a construction material...
Johnsons Wellfield's Crosland Hill stone in Sheffield.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
Sheaf Square, in front of Sheffield Railway Station, links the Station with the city centre. Station Gateway contains seating, trees, lighting and two spectacular water features (part of one of which...
Welsh//Slate floors and steps in the new library in Cardiff.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
The new £15million Central Library in Cardiff forms a centrepiece to the city’s £675million St David’s 2 development. The project aims to revitalise the city and inject new...
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
Forest Pennant, the company that supplies Forest of Dean pennant paving and building stone, are leading the way in sustainability by developing a hydroelectric project at their works in the Forest of...
A single storey extension in Elm Park Bath stone from Wessex Dimensional Stone built on to Down Ampney manor in Gloucestershire.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
Taking over the operation of the Elm Park Bath stone mine that gave Ian Butterworth his introduction to the natural stone industry provided a significant boost to his business and quickly became his...
Red St Bees from Stancliffe on the Small Animal Hospital at Neston.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
The Small Animal Hospital (picture right) at Neston, Cheshire, uses hand set Red St Bees sandstone from Stancliffe Stone, who lay claim to being the UK’s largest supplier of indigenous...
Stirling Stone's Brownieside stone on Kenwood Place in London.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
The photograph (right) shows Kenwood Place in Hampstead, London, where Stirling Stone companies won the £2million stone package to supply and fix 350m3 of Brownieside sandstone cladding on each...
Original Portland limestone being recycled at King’s Arms Yard.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
It is often stated that one of the environmental benefits of natural stone that also adds to its lifetime cost benefit is its ability to be reclaimed and re-used in practically the same form as it...
The house that architect Phillip Proctor has just built using Shaftesbury Greenstone from Melbury Stone.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
The house (pictured right) is called The Walled Garden. It is in Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was built using the local Shaftesbury Greenstone from Melbury Stone.The house was designed by architect...
The Purbeck limestone for this house came from Lewis Quarries, run by Brian Lewis, the third generation of his family to operate the quarry.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
The demand for walling stone for housebuilding may have fallen in the past year, but houses are still being built. For example, Tythe Farm at Maugersbury, Stow on the Wold, designed and built by...

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