We are delighted to confirm the acquisition of the Clipsham Quarry Company from former owner and Managing Director, Sue Thomas. This acquisition makes us the sole supplier of Clipsham limestone worldwide and guarantees our reserves for generations to come.
As many of you already know, we operate the Clipsham Medwells and Greetham quarries, both on the famous Lincolnshire limestone belt. The Clipsham Quarry off Bidwell Lane has now been added to our portfolio and we couldn’t be happier!
Clipsham Quarry has been in the Davenport-Handley family since the 1880s. It has a site area of 293 acres to the south of Clipsham village, made up of 110 acres of agricultural land, 33 acres of woodland, 93 acres of former and operational quarry area and 29 acres of amenity land. It also has freehold rights to 1,893 acres of mineral reserves. The quarry currently has permitted reserves of 28 acres which are, at present, being worked by a third party. The application for an extension will shortly be submitted to Rutland County Council.
Sue Thomas, former owner and Managing Director of Clipsham Quarry Company said that when we approached her, the time just felt right to sell. She added that the sale will mean that the Quarry will be looked after by a company who are as passionate as her family have always been about the stone produced there. She concluded by saying that she is delighted that the Quarry will continue to operate and is looking forward to seeing it go from strength to strength.
Our hard work over the last four years promoting Clipsham Limestone to the industry as one of the UK’s premier limestones, coupled with this latest acquisition means that we are now the sole supplier of this precious commodity and can push forward, with confidence, knowing we have control over the quality and specification of the supply. Clipsham Quarry Company will continue to trade under its existing name alongside Stamford Stone Company Ltd under the ownership of Stamford Stone Holdings Ltd.
We are looking forward to making contact with Clipsham Quarry Company’s customers and suppliers in the very near future so that we can introduce ourselves, and we are excited to continue growing and promoting the business.