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Clipsham Quarry, Rutland

Quarry visit: Clipsham, Rutland.

What struck me most about Clipsham wasn’t the incredible landscape of their operation; 90 acres currently being worked – that is once you get into the main quarry past the sections worked […]

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The ‘Once-a-Week’ quarry, Peak District

The Once-a-Week quarry, is the only source of the highly-valued Mandale limestone. The quarry has been closed for a while. The owners, Natual Stone Sales are working with their reserves […]

Berwyn Slate, Wales

Quarry visit: Berwyn Slate, Wales.

Come through Froncysyllte passing the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site. Keep the river Dee to your right till you get to Llangollen on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. Perched on the hills […]

The quarry at Ham Hill

Quarry visit: Harvey Stone, Ham Hill, Somerset

Harvey Stone is the second quarry visited for the Stonecarved project. Stone has been quarried at Ham Hill in Somerset since Roman times. Ham stone is a Jurassic limestone. Medium […]

Stone Firms saw shop

Quarry Visit: Stonefirms, Portland

Stone Firms is the largest supplier of the world-renowned Portland limestone. Distinguished by its creamy colour and the fossilized shells, Portland was famously used by Wren for rebuilding St Paul’s […]