Active Quarries in and around Dorset
The quarrying industry in Dorset has declined since the nineteenth century. As a result it can be difficult to source locally appropriate building stone for conservation or new builds.
This map shows active quarries in and around Dorset that provide the types of building stone that have been traditionally used within the county. Click on a map marker for more information and contact details. Quarries change ownership, extraction licences can expire or be renewed. So, do check directly with the relevant quarries for the latest stone availability.
The local stone, from the quarry itself, is identified. A number of quarries also act as stone yards and maintain stocks of other stone, from further afield.
Some quarries specialise in producing crushed stone, aggregates and sand. However, they may have some stocks suitable for building. For example, sand, clay and gravel pits may also have beds of Heathstone (ferricrete) naturally cemented with iron minerals.