About Our Quarries
Stamford Stone owns and operates Clipsham Medwells and Greetham quarries, both on the famous Lincolnshire limestone belt, giving us guaranteed reserves for the next 30 years.
Clipsham Medwells Quarry
Originally opened in 1903 by the Medwell family, we bought Clipsham Medwells in 2001 and have continued to invest in it to safeguard the future. This particular quarry is unique because the beds from which we extract walling stone are very similar in colour and composition, resulting in a consistent supply, giving our customers continuity and peace of mind about quality.
That was then…
This is now…
As a socially and environmentally responsible company, we want to minimise the impacts of this investment and development so we’ve planned a restoration programme, taking into account practical operational issues, landscape and visual assessments and the character of the surrounding countryside. We’ve made provision for ways to conserve soil, establish areas for seeding and plants to enhance the landscape and protect the biodiversity.
If you’re interested in knowing more, Click here to view the final restoration plan of Clipsham Medwells Quarry.
Greetham Quarry has supplied us with walling and flooring block stone since 1998. Less than 2 miles from the A1, it’s conveniently located in the heart of the country in England’s smallest county.
In 2014, we seized an opportunity to take this quarry over from the Frimstone Group, guaranteeing even more reserves and widening our offer to our customers.
More resources, better service…
From these quarries, we can provide block, aggegrate and agricultural lime.
Feel free to contact us on 01780 740970 if you have any questions about our quarries or our plans for the future.
How it all began!
Around 250 million years ago, England was submerged beneath a shallow tropical sea, dotted with small coral reefs and islands, and home to tiny creatures. When these creatures died, their shells drifted down to the ocean floor and because they were made of calcium, they didn’t perish. Over the years, the shell layer built up due to pressure from water and sand. When the sea level changed and the water disappeared, the mixture of shells, calcium and rock was left on the land – and this is what is quarried today. Put a magnifying glass up against the limestone of some buildings, and you will still be able to see fragments of shell in it.
Thanks to its uniform texture and grade, limestone has now become one of the world’s premium dimension stones, renowned worldwide for its qualities. Robust and enduring, it weathers naturally, mellowing, blending and actually improving with age. For builders and constructors, limestone is wonderfully flexible and easy to manipulate – it can be cut in many different shapes and sizes by sawing, planing, carving or careful hand working, making it ideal for both simple and complex designs. It’s also perfect if you’re looking to extend buildings in the future because of its consistency in appearance.