We operate from three quarries in Cornwall, and our products have been used across the United Kingdom.
Lantoom Quarry - extracts stone which was formed during the Devonian geological period - 400 million years ago. The stone is a form of slate. However, unlike roofing slate, Lantoom Quarry stone forms natural small boulders whose dimensions make them ideal for use as a facing stone. The geology is such that the faces of the stone are straight, making the material almost as easy to build with as bricks or concrete blocks. However, the durability of the material and the natural brown colours provides a very superior finish.
The quarry has operated since before the second world war and by our Company since 1964. As a heritage building stone, Lantoom Quarry produces an excellent quality material ideal for the construction of walls and hedges which look attractive and provide a durable, maintenance free finish.
Caradon Granite Quarry - operated since the 19th Century, Caradon Granite Quarry supplied stone to a variety of landmark buildings both locally and across the South of England. It has an attractive silver-grey colour and is now used for the construction of walls and hedges. With the demise of quarrying on Dartmoor, Caradon Quarry stone provides an excellent source of materials to match Dartmoor Granite.
Gold-diggings Quarry - this quarry has also operated since the 19th century. Today we use stone that we recover from the old quarry tips. By recovering this material we are producing a valuable heritage building material and progressively restoring the original moorland landscape.
Previously Westwood Quarry - similar in geology and colour to Lantoom Quarry stone, Westwood Quarry was originally opened by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the construction of viaducts to support the railway he constructed adjacent to the quarry. As Britain's most revered engineer, he chose Westwood Quarry stone for its durability and strength and his viaducts are still standing over 150 years later, testimony to his choice of materials. His viaducts still support the main Penzance to Paddington railway line. This quarry has since been restored and closed