History of stone
Once called Stoney Ford, the town of Stamford which lies in the south west corner of Lincolnshire, is situated just to the north of the Welland river.
Clipsham stone is a Lincolnshire oolite Limestone described as coarse and shelly. It is widely accepted as one of, if not the hardest, Jurassic limestone in the country.
The City of Cambridge has no building stone of its own, sitting on Gault Mudstone, there is a small amount of chalk to the South East of the county and some Limestone outcropping to a small area in the North Western corner of the county.
This fascinating article will take the reader back through time to the early 1400’s. It covers the various building stones used in the construction of Cambridge through the ages.
Grantham is located in South West of Lincolnshire. The principle walling stone comes from the Ancaster group of quarries which lie 7 miles to the North east of the town.
London lies on sand and clays, it has no natural building stone of its own. Fortunately the city is dissected by the River Thames allowing cargo to reach the heart of the city.
Oxford lies on the Great (Jurassic) Limestone belt in central southern England. It has a population of 155,000. Oxford is of Saxon origin meaning ‘Ford of the Oxon.’
Lincoln is a city in the East Midlands part of England. It has a population of 94,600.
The unbelievable story that everyone should read about Romans, under the reign of Claudius, during the year 43 AD who invaded the south coast of Britain.
During the mid Iron Age 350BC through to the Roman invasion. The land was occupied by a community believed to belong to the Corieltauvi tribe.
120,000 to 11,700 years ago, land which would form part of our quarry lies just a few metres from the Ancaster Gap.
This is a summary of finds from 3 excavations over a 60 year period and one aerial reconnaissance (1974).
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