The story of Haydour

Christmas special - Lord of the Rocks A true story of christmas spirit to warm the hearts of all! Once upon a time two hundred million years before we were born there was the most perfect stone formed in middle earth. The land was called Haydour, such was its qualities th...

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Twenty years ago our main quarry yard was based at the former railway station in little Bytham. The railway ran right past the back of our yard. On the site was the original goods building (pictured above). For 130 years, this building played a vital role in the local economy. A...

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  • November 13, 2019
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Goldholme supplies stunning home in Lincoln!

It was a real pleasure to supply the stone for this stunning home in the Bailgate area, Lincoln, for the owner of one of Lincoln's leading kitchen companies Krantz Designs. The property is a perfect example of how well stone works in both traditional and contemporary design...

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  • November 7, 2019
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Builder carved stunning French bull dog!

This picture of a French bull dog sculpture was sent to us by the very talented stone mason Chris Slack of S2 Builders. He has an interest in making stone sculptures and ordered some high quality block for his designs. We're looking forward to what he comes up with next. #stones...

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We have recently prepared a thorough report comparing the 'true' carbon cost of building straw bale houses (often described as zero or negative carbon) to natural limestone. In short, straw bale house might be environmentally friendly if it wasn't for the following. Each crop...

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  • October 3, 2019
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Contemporary stone home!

Goldholme recently supplied the stone for a stunning home in the vale of Belvoir. The home owners were thrilled to be working with Goldholme and were extremely happy with the quality of the stone. https://youtu.be/fckFMrok6Dg ...

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Lorry Vs Oxen

During the roman period stone was hauled by a team of four oxen, a timber cart and a driver. The maximum cargo would be 650kg, the only data available comparable with the ox is a modern day horse at a carbon cost of 476kg per year. Plus a cow which is closely related to the ox. ...

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  • August 15, 2019
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Ancaster Quarry in 1903

We recently came across this postcard from 1903 which gives us an insight into how the Lincolnshire limestone quarries were operating in the early 1900s ...

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