The stunning masonry of Lincoln Cathedral that dominate this ancient City can truly be called a poem in stone and were sourced from the cathedral’s own quarry within a mile of where it stands. Interestingly, this ancient quarry is running out of what is called to ‘lower’ Lincolnshire limestone.
Stone still features in the architecture of Lincolnshire area, and is enjoying a resurgence of popularity.
Architectural stone today is largely decorative rather than structural, but can be seen both on the exterior of buildings and as key elements of interior design.
Stonemasons in Lincolnshire are using natural stone for exterior features such as quoins, stool and slip window sills, jambs, mullions and band or belt courses on buildings ranging from prestige office blocks to private homes. Architectural stone is complemented by coordinating natural stone paving and walling to create a pleasingly unified appearance.
Inside, natural stone is being used for hard flooring areas such as hallways, kitchens, bathrooms, stairs, offices and reception rooms. Natural stone can be cut into thin tiles or ‘slips’ for stunning and dramatic wall cladding, or laid to create fireplaces, hearth stones and chimneys.
Natural stone is also a hardwearing choice for work surfaces in kitchens and bar areas.
There are numerous churches, war memorials and parish crosses scattered across Lincolnshire and its public cemeteries and miles of ancient stone buildings and walls, and demand for skilled stone masons will continue in for many years to come.
Natural stone paving and cobbles are also still to be found in older areas such as those surrounding the cathedral, and on the pavements of some older streets.
Goldholme supply a wide range of natural stone products, including cut stone, paving stone, flooring stone, landscaping stone, boulders, river cobbles, decorative gravel and aggregate, to builders’ merchants, stone masons and landscapers; please call us on 01400 230002.