Bonfields Quarry


Jess and Phil visited Bonfields Quarry in the Purbecks to choose stone for the external and internal walls for the new house being built just across the road at Wood Close with Matrod Frampton.

This is a real cottage industry operated by Stan Bonfield.Bonfields have been quarrying in this part of Purbeck since the 15th century and the current Bonfields quarry business has been passed down from Father to Son since the 17th century.

There are several different beds with a variety of stones to delight Architects and clients alike. Some of them will take a polish to make hearths etc.

"I liken stone quarrying to fishing, it’s the last building material that you actually hunt." PE.

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