Britannicus Stone offers a British marble that is quarried from the banks of the River Wear in Durham.
The dark grey to black marble known as Frosterley marble is another British stone that comes to life when polished. It has white fossils running throughout produced from a tropical seabed some 325 million years ago.
This marble has been quarried from the valleys around Frosterley since the 12th century and in the earlier years was used in a variety of northern England decorative pieces on high status buildings such as Bishop Pudsey’s Great Hall, Bishop Auckland Castle and, most famously, Durham Cathedral.
Typical slab sizes are 1.5m x 1.2m; however they can vary.
British Stone from Britannicus
“I am passionate about British stones and marbles. They are true marvels of nature and geology; luminescent, beautiful, rare and unique.” Orlando Boyne – Britannicus Stone
Britannicus Stone is the world’s leading provider of British stones and marbles. Sourcing only the very best carboniferous limestones from the depths of the beautiful British landscape, Britannicus has unrivalled expertise in the quarrying and presentation of a huge range of rare and unique stone pieces to adorn interior and exterior spaces.
The Ethical Stone Company has partnered with Britannicus Stone to gain exclusive access to over 25 polishing stones and marble in Britain. British rocks are the under-discovered gems of the stone market, each with its own particular characteristic – from the warmth of the fossil rich Yorkshire Swaledale to the brooding dark depths of Ashburton from Devon.