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About Portland Stone

Portland Stone is a Limestone from the Tithonian stage of the Jurassic period, quarried on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. The quarries consist of beds of white-grey limestone beds seperated by chert beds.

It has been used extensively as a building stone throughout the British Isles, notably in major public buildings in London such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Portland Stone is exported to many other countries due to its uniqueness and quality.

 

About portland stone designs
 

I grew up in West Wales and was fascinated by Welsh Slate and the Slate Industry of North Wales. After moving to the South Coast of England for University, I soon started to explore the beautiful coastline and it didn’t take long before I started to admire and research into the Isle of Portland and the world famous Portland Stone. Taking trips down to the quarry is an adventure in itself and I always get there early to have a coffee on the coast at Pulpit Rock to take in this beautiful location and Portland Bill. Visiting the quarry enables me to pick out only the very best pieces of stone, most of which have been put on the waste pile and destined for the crusher.

There’s something very rewarding about working with stone and I am very fortunate to have turned a hobby into a growing business.

If you would like to discuss some of my products or interested in working with me on a new design then please get in touch.