Limestone Quarry Visit
The team from AC Architects recently enjoyed a trip to two local quarries. This CPD visit, hosted by the Stamford Stone Company, was an opportunity to see the raw block being transformed into masonry and walling stone.

Lincolnshire limestone is a natural stone which has been used since Roman times in a range of buildings including Windsor Castle; King’s College Chapel, Cambridge; York Minster and restoration work to the Houses of Parliament.

The journey between Clipsham Medwells and Swaddywell quarries via Stamford, "the finest stone town in England", offered plenty of stunning examples of this local building material. Seeing the varied character of the stone, combined with a day of glorious Autumn weather made for a memorable office outing.

AC Architects staff
A block is drilled, ready for further splitting
Close-up of newly-split block