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Why Johnston Quarry Group?

As the premier supplier of building stone in the UK, Building Stone is part of the Johnston Quarry Group which has mineral sites based throughout the Cotswold Hills in Guiting and Oathill; Creeton and Ropsley in Lincolnshire; as well as Stoke Hill near Bath.

The Johnston Quarry Group was formed in 2007 by Nicholas Johnston, initially to extract the ironstone block from the Great Tew Estate, near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire. Ironstone has been quarried in the local area since Roman times. The Johnston Quarry Group then went on to acquire other quarries throughout the Cotswolds including Oathill in Gloucestershire and Sarsden in Oxfordshire.

In 2017, the Johnston Quarry Group acquired the Bath Stone Group as well as the underground quarries of Hanson Bath and Portland, producing the finely grained premier Bath Stone, to merge and form the Bath Stone Group.

More recently in 2019, the Johnston Quarry Group brought Guiting quarry in Gloucestershire back into production. This 40 acre site with its reserves of 2.5 million tonnes of beautiful Cotswold Gold and Cotswold Cream stone will supply the local and national building industry for decades to come.

With the in-house processing facility located at Hornton Grounds near Banbury, in 2020 the Johnston Quarry Group added the well-known processing company Stanley’s Quarry, based at Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire to its portfolio of masonry and building stone processing sites thereby strengthening the Johnston Quarry Groups ability to meet the current demand from developers and house builders for finished natural stone products.

In 2022 Johnston Quarry Group was acquired by SigmaRoc, a specialist quarried materials group, who invest in high quality quarries that extract low and high grade materials for use in construction, agriculture, environmental and industrial applications.

With significant and ongoing investment in our machinery and production processes, including new automatic sawing, five axis profiling and milling, as well as a tumbling line, we have increased production and supply to meet greater demand from both new and loyal customers. A new Fantini JCB Chainsaw will also bring additional benefits, supplying sawn two sides limestone block into the processing works to assist with production and help minimise transport of waste minerals between our sites.

Why Johnston Quarry Group?

Supplying over 60,000 tonnes of block stone per annum, the Johnston Quarry Group is the premier stone and masonry supplier in the South of England. Owning and operating our own quarries; Creeton and Rospley in Lincolnshire, Stoke Hill near Bath, and Guiting and Oathill in Gloucestershire, we offer a diverse range of high-quality natural stone.

With an impeccable reputation for the finest quality masonry, building and walling stone, as well as outstanding project management and customer service, the Johnston Quarry Group stands head and shoulders above its competitors.

We provide an unrivalled service to all our clients, whether the order is for one pallet or fifty, working cohesively with architects, builders, developers and homeowners.

The high standards which the Johnston Quarry Group adheres to, along with rigorous testing, ensures we only produce stone of the highest quality. You can be completely confident that our products meet your performance requirements.

Over recent years we have heavily invested in up-to-date technology and machinery along with consistent investment in our staff, processes and quarry infrastructure. We aim to continue to deliver an outstanding service and supply sustainably sourced natural stone for decades to come.

The Johnston Quarry Group is an accredited member of The Stone Federation Great Britain, MPA and BAA as well as Constructionline, a government certification service.

As members of The Stone Federation, MPA and BAA, the trusted Johnston Quarry Group has been supplying the finest of building stone and masonry products for over 25 years. Renowned throughout the building and stone industry, the Johnston Quarry Group has an excellent reputation built on its personable, friendly and professional service, guaranteed stone supply and the exceptional quality of its stone and masonry products.