Glebe Quarry at Ancaster, Lincolnshire,
Source of Ancaster Hard White and Weatherbed.
The English countryside is rich with wonderful mineral deposits of limestone and sandstone, many laid down under the sea 1-300 million years ago. With their warm, soft colours and unique patterns and textures these stones add a natural, lasting beauty to building, interiors and gardens for us all to enjoy.
The Rare Stone Group Ltd was formed in 1996 to bring together the sources of some of England's most important stones and to offer a turnkey service to specifiers, contractors, stonemasons and property owners on a project by project basis from extraction through working and fixing.
Within The Group there are currently 2 quarrying and stonemasonry companies both long established businesses offering wellknown unique stones with impressive histories.
|Gregory Quarries Ltd in Mansfield, North Nottinghamshire, established in 1846 and in family ownership until 1996, supplies Mansfield White, sent to London in the 1800s for the building of the Houses of Parliament and used for numerous major buildings in the East Midlands. The company also extracts the famous Ancaster Limestone, from near Grantham, popular since Roman times and currently in great demand for conservation and for new developments. By buying in other carefully selected English stone, the limestone range has now been extended to 19, the widest selection in the UK, particularly for flooring and interiors.
Finials at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
Chilmark Quarries Ltd near Salisbury in Wiltshire, established in the 1940s, is the source of Chilmark Limestone, used for Salisbury Cathedral and many other prestigious projects, and of the unusual Hurdcott Green Sandstone.
British Museum, London,
flooring and plinth in Ancaster Weatherbed Buff.
|Stone is carefully extracted from the company's own quarries by traditional methods of feather and plugs, rather than blasting. It is the brought in block form to our works for sawing and handcrafting to the customer's individual specification, a specification often developed in consultation with our production team to maximise the potential of each stone for each application.
As part of our complete customer satisfaction service, we can also supply full Geomembranes with Geotextiles to aid the installation depending on the application required
by the customer. Please ask for further details.
For all enquiries click on our enquiry form link. We will be delighted to help.
The Rare Stone Group Ltd
184 Nottingham Road, Mansfield, Notts. NG18 5AP
Telephone +44 (0)1623 623092 Facsimile +44 (0)1623 firstname.lastname@example.org