Walling stone

Building inspirational natural walls has never been easier

Natural walling stone - this will be there for centuries
Natural walling stone - this will be there for centuries
New build - garden walling and traditional building stone
New build - garden walling and traditional building stone

Walling stone - adding value

Stalbridge Quarries is a leading supplier of this attractive, hard, non-porous Cotswold type of natural walling stone called Forest Marble.  The stone is hand selected, and/or crafted from its quarry on the idyllic Inwood Estate, based on the Somerset and Dorset border, between Sherborne and Shaftesbury. 

 

This beautiful, and hard natural stone, is a much sort after type of Cotswold stone, and has been quarried throughout the West Country, and the Cotswolds for millenia. Whether the walling stone is used for walls, houses, or landscaping gardens, it will add a heavenly natural colour and texture of country life. In the past, the stone was only quarried, and used in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset, but today we export this stone throughout the UK.

 

This stone will add presence, colour, protection, and value to your property.  Have a look at our stone masons and landscapers page for contact details of suitable builders and masons in the area.

 

Walling stone - creating structure
Walling stone - creating structure
Different types of walling stone in the walls, paths and garden house - near sherborne
Different types of walling stone in the walls, paths and garden house - near sherborne
Walling stone creating a formal setting and space
Walling stone creating a formal setting and space
Georgian style house
Georgian style house
Add value, beauty and elegance with walling stone
Add value, beauty and elegance with walling stone
New village hall - new structures using local stone - near Wincanton
New village hall - new structures using local stone - near Wincanton
Dry stone walling for the garden
Stone walling for a ha-ha
Stable yard
Stable yard
Terracing
Terracing
Terracing for London house under construction - this has been cut to 5 inch on bed from walling stone
Terracing for London house under construction - this has been cut to 5 inch on bed from walling stone
Building stone
Stone walling for stables and glass house
Farmhouse that has been extended with matching walling stone
Farmhouse that has been extended with matching walling stone
Hard landscaping
Hard landscaping - defining boundaries with elegance - providing security, privacy and a natural oasis to the house behind
All shapes and sizes of walling stone unified
All shapes and sizes of walling stone unified
Stone and timber combined
Stone and timber combined
Stone walling - highly water durable
Stone walling - highly water durable
New build shed using walling stone - 6 inches on bed
New build shed using walling stone - 6 inches on bed
Wall under construction
Wall under construction

Walling stone - easy to build with

 

The strength of the stone, its relative flatness, resistance to water, and the thinness of the the beds, make the walling stone easy to work with. For the stonemasons, this means the work is easier, quicker and they are able to make the joints tighter - better job all round.  Furthermore, we work the stone, dressing it so that it is ready to use.  Minimising time and effort on site.

 

The stone is made up entirely of shells, and fossils compressed for 140 million or so years, to produce one of the finest building materials available to man. Principally, the walling stone is used for house building, extensions, renovations, retaining walls, natural stone walls, garden walls, paving, landscaping and even roofing. It is highly versatile.

 

It is extensively used from Northamptonshire, through to Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire (in the Cotswolds it is called Cotswold Forest Marble), Wiltshire, the Mendips, Somerset and Dorset, and has made for some of the prettiest villages and towns in England.

 

Today, due to its attractiveness and its building qualities, this traditional stone is being used increasingly in Devon, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, London and throughout the UK in houses, buildings, and gardens creating inspirational natural structures.

  

Drystone walling adding privacy as well as style and beauty to new housing
Drystone walling adding privacy as well as style and beauty to new housing
Terracing using drystone walling within a garden adding a structural work of art
Terracing using drystone walling within a garden adding a structural work of art
Walling stone for the walls, as well as the extension to the pub
Walling stone for the walls, as well as the extension to the pub
Dorset stone
Dorset village - built of Forest Marble
Old is new - Copying the Skellig Michael monastic hermit beehive structures for the monks
Old is new - Copying the Skellig Michael monastic hermit beehive structures for the monks
Garden pond with drystone and rockery - note the stone bridge - single piece
Garden pond with drystone and rockery - note the stone bridge - single piece
Natural stone wall
A large boundary wall with a gentle feel, with cock and hens on top - excellent security and privacy
Stable yard
Stable yard
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Local building stone for that intimate country feel
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