Ham Stone Traditional Style Fireplace

Ham Stone Traditional Style Fireplace
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Type: Limestone

Color: Beige

Material:

Ham Stone

Material Origin: United Kingdom

Description:

Hamstone is the name given to stone from Ham Hill, Somerset, England. Ham Hill stone is a Jurassic limestone from the Toarcian, or Upper Lias, stage. It is a well cemented medium to coarse grained limestone characterised by its honey-gold colour and marked bedding planes. The stone contains thin beds of less well cemented material and some small clay inclusions. These areas weather differentially to give weathered Hamstone its furrowed appearance.

Ham Hill stone is only quarried in two areas on the top of Ham Hill. The older North quarry, near the stone circle and famous monument, extracts stone from just beneath the surface. Whilst the stone extracted from the Southern, Norton Quarry, is found some 20-30 metres below the surface and is quarried by Harvey Stone.

Jenkins describe Hamstone as "the lovliest building material in England," golden Hamstone is soft enough to be cut to make decorative features such as doorway arches and bell openings in church towers. The attractive colour also contributes to its being chosen by masons and architects for more than 1000 years for adorning the buildings in the countryside of surrounding Somerset. Hamstone is featured in the medieval church towers throughout the county, and the town of South Petherton is built largely out of Hamstone.

Harvey Stone

United Kingdom-Stoke-sub-Hamdon

Business Type: Service,Natural Stone

Establishment Date:Dec 30,2000

No. of Total Employees:N/A

Main Products:Masonry Works, Fireplaces, Standing Stones, Building Materials, Stone Walling, Hamstone

Contact Person:Saul Harvey

Phone:44-1935 824950

Addr:Hamhill Masonry Works,Ham Hill, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somerset, TA14 6RW

Website:Supplier Website

Nowadays the Harvey partnership supply to trade and public alike an extensive range of new and reclaimed natural materials for building or for the home and garden.
Our portfolio includes:
 Ham Hill Rockery and Walling Stones
 Reclaimed Local Walling Stone
 Ham Hill and York Flagstones
 Limestone Fire Surrounds
 Traditional Masonry
 Architectural Salvage
 Reclaimed Roof Tiles and Slates
 Sawn and Masoned Local Limestone
 Ecclesiastical
Our specialist stonemasons divisions are here to help you. Whatever you would like we can help design you a beautiful item. Our stonemasons have had many years experience and they are fully trained to meet all requirements.
Please call today for a quotation.

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