Purbeck Stone

  • Purbeck Stone is taken from Limestone beds.
  • Quarried from the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.
  • Sedimentary stone that has different beds. Each bed has different density of patterns of shells and fossils.
  • Purbeck stone is similar to Portland Stone
  • Has been quarried since Roman Times.Purbeck Grub from the Lovell Quarry.
  • It is quarried in blocks and manufactured into different forms.
  • Generally used as smaller blocks for walls.
  • Can be manufactured into thinner pieces for flooring, door and window jams.
  • Possible to change this use into a cladding method – as is the precedent with Portland Stone.

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