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.

Possible Contacts:

http://www.suttles.co.uk/suttle-purbeck-stone/

http://www.purbeckstone.co.uk/index_links/building.htm

http://www.stone.uk.com/stone/external.html

 

 

Links:

https://knoleconservationteam.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/floor-or-giant-chessboard/

http://www.kebur.co.uk/product/purbeck-walling/

http://www.stoneworld.co.uk/?xhtml=xhtml/product/purbeck_snaps.html&xsl=stoneworld.xsl

 

 

 

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