Rustic stone

Traditional

Rustic stone is a traditional building material. Stone that has a natural building face, rather than being sawn is commonly referred to as rustic stone. Lantoom Quarry in Cornwall is a source of Cornish rustic stone. The quarry has been in existence for over 100 years and operated by the current owners since 1964.

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Formed by nature

Rustic stone has been used in Cornwall and Devon for the construction of homes and other buildings for thousands of years. The term ‘rustic stone’ can be applied to any type of stone which is built so the face of the stone (i.e. the part you see when you look at a wall) is that formed by nature.

Distinct

However it is most commonly used to describe slate stone, particularly in Cornwall and Devon; distinct from other types of stone such as granite, limestone and sandstone. Rustic stone is not a geological term, but it is a familiar name in common usage. "Cornish stone" and "Devon stone" are also synonymous with rustic stone. For more information about geology visit our geology page.

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Mixture of colours

Typically the face of the stone is a mixture of colours, while the inside of the stone is grey. The mixture varies from quarry to quarry (and even within quarries) including brown, red, grey and bronze colours. The colour comes from minerals which have precipitated out of water and deposited on the natural surface of cracks in the rock.

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  • Rustic face sawn stone 100mm (palletised)

    This is beautiful Cornish stone from Lantoom Quarry. The building face of this walling stone is the brown natural face and the back face of the stone is sawn to give a 100mm (nominal) bed depth. The stone is suitable for both traditional and contemporary designs and can be used for interior and exterior walls. This is our most popular building stone material and has been used in a wide range of projects to give a quality finish to a building project. As you can see from the pictures, face heights of each stone vary and so this is most commonly built with a random uncoursed pattern. The price is for 1 tonne of Cornish stone. Learn More
    £480.00 (£400.00 excl. VAT)
  • Rustic slate paving packs

    This slate paving is exceptional value. It comes in a crate containing 18.36M2 of rustic slate paving. The thickness of the paving is nominally 20mm thick and contains the following sizes:

    > 560 x 840 > 560 x 560 > 560 x 280 > 280 x 280

    The quoted price excludes VAT. Delivery can be arranged throughout the UK The surface of the slate is a natural riven finish. Please see the pictures for an idea of what the riven surface looks like.

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    £854.40 (£712.00 excl. VAT)

  • Garden hedging stone

    Our stunning Cornish hedging stone is suitable for building traditional hedges and dry stone garden walls. This is our smaller grade of hedging material. For a premium dry stone wall, where a natural face is required, we recommend our medium walling stone. For true agricultural use we recommend our larger walling stone. Using Cornish hedging stone is an excellent way of achieving a rugged, rustic look while incorporating natural stone in your design. The price is per loose tonne Learn More
    £91.20 (£76.00 excl. VAT)
  • Rustic crazy paving

    This is our genuine Cornish crazy paving. The price listed is per pallet. The price is per pallet of stone, exclusive of VAT. The approximate coverage for 1 pallet of crazy paving is 12.5m2. Rustic crazy paving is slightly weaker than the blue grey variant, and should therefore be used in 'low pedestrian traffic' areas. Learn More
    £456.00 (£380.00 excl. VAT)
  • Rustic face sawn stone 150mm (palletised)

    This is beautiful Cornish stone from Lantoom Quarry. The building face of the stone is the brown natural face and the back face of the stone is sawn to give a 150mm (nominal) bed depth. The stone is suitable for both traditional and contemporary designs and can be used for interior and exterior walls. The advantage of using a 150mm bed depth stone compared to a 100mm bed depth stone is that as the stones are generally larger, the average length and depth of the face of each stone will be larger. This is our most popular building stone material and has been used in a wide range of projects to give a quality finish to a building project. As you can see from the pictures, face heights of each stone vary and so this is most commonly built with a random uncoursed pattern. The price is for 1 tonne of Cornish stone. Learn More
    £480.00 (£400.00 excl. VAT)
  • Large slate hedging stone

    Our excellent large slate hedging stone is suitable for building traditional hedges and dry stone walls. This is our lower grade of slate hedging material. For a premium dry stone wall (in a domestic garden setting, for example), we recommend our medium walling stone. ***Please note, due to the large sizes of these Cornish stones, the option to deliver the material in bags is not available*** Learn More
    £36.00 (£30.00 excl. VAT)
  • Small walling stone (bagged)

    Small walling stone is suitable for use to construct masonry walls with mortar. Typically the stone would be used to face a wall that had been constructed from concrete blocks. It can also be used as facing stone for use in gabion baskets. The stones are hand selected from the quarry and are not cut to size. This gives a more random and traditional look compared to walls built from our sawn stone products. They come in random sizes and are selected to ensure they have a building face. If you order this material please choose the correct delivery option. Learn More
    £194.40 (£162.00 excl. VAT)
  • Small walling stone (loose)

    Our hand selected small walling stone is suitable for constructing masonry walls with mortar. Typically this Cornish stone would be used to face a wall that had been constructed from concrete blocks. It can also be used as facing stone for use in gabion baskets. These small walling stones are hand selected from Lantoom Quarry and are not cut to size. This gives a more random and traditional look compared to walls built from our sawn stone products. As one of our photos show, Cornish stone is great for incorporating into brickwork to create a really eye catching natural stone design. They come in random sizes and are selected to ensure they have a building face. If you order this material please choose one of the tipper truck delivery options. Should you require assistance at any stage, whether it be choosing the right product to working out delivery options, our helpful and knowledgeable staff are happy to advise you. Learn More
    £180.00 (£150.00 excl. VAT)
  • Medium walling stone (bagged)

    Our hand selected medium Cornish walling stone is suitable for use to construct traditional dry stone walls and hedges. It is also ideal for the construction of masonry walls with mortar. These beautiful Cornish stones are hand selected from Lantoom Quarry. They come in random sizes and are selected to ensure they have a building face. This slate walling stone is most popular for use within a garden wall. Learn More
    £216.00 (£180.00 excl. VAT)
  • Medium walling stone (loose)

    Medium walling stone is suitable for use to construct traditional slate dry stone walls and hedges or for the construction of masonry walls with mortar. The slate stones are hand selected from the quarry and are not cut to size. They come in random sizes and are selected to ensure they have a building face. This is the material that most people choose to build a domestic garden dry stone wall. When ordering this material please select one of the tipper truck delivery options. Learn More
    £201.60 (£168.00 excl. VAT)
  • Natural blue grey face split stone (palletised)

    This is blue grey natural face stone. The building face of this walling stone is the blue grey natural face and the bed depth is between 100mm - 150mm. The stone is suitable for both traditional and contemporary designs and can be used for interior and exterior walls. As you can see from the pictures, face heights of each stone vary and so this is most commonly built with a random uncoursed pattern. The price is for 1 m2 of stone. Learn More
    £156.00 (£130.00 excl. VAT)
  • Rustic slate paving packs 600X900

    Price is per m2

    This slate paving is exceptional value. It comes in a crate containing 21M2 of rustic slate paving. The thickness of the paving is nominally 20mm thick.

    The quoted price excludes VAT. Delivery can be arranged throughout the UK The surface of the slate is a natural riven finish. Please see the pictures for an idea of what the riven surface looks like.

    Learn More
    £46.80 (£39.00 excl. VAT)

  • Garden hedging stone (bagged)

    Our stunning Cornish hedging stone is suitable for building traditional hedges and dry stone garden walls. This is our smaller grade of hedging material. For a premium dry stone wall, where a natural face is required, we recommend our medium walling stone. For true agricultural use we recommend our larger walling stone. Using Cornish hedging stone is an excellent way of achieving a rugged, rustic look while incorporating natural stone in your design. The price is per bagged tonne Learn More
    £105.60 (£88.00 excl. VAT)

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