History of stone

Cecil Square, Stamford (Morris Homes)

Stamford 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

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.

Cambridge stone

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.

The stones that build Cambridge

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 stone

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.

Montrose Place, London

The stones that built London

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.

The stones that build Oxford

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 stone

Lincoln is a city in the East Midlands part of England.  It has a population of 94,600.

Roman period

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.

Iron Age

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.

Glacial and Neolithic Period

120,000 to 11,700 years ago, land which would form part of our quarry lies just a few metres from the Ancaster Gap.

Ancaster quarry archaeological excavation

Summary of finds

This is a summary of finds from 3 excavations over a 60 year period and one aerial reconnaissance (1974).

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