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Village Bench and Table at Holcot, Northamptonshire

Client Holcot Parish Council

Scope of Works The village of Holcot in Northamptonshire owes much of its character to the use of traditional building stone used in many of its buildings. Locally won sandstone and ironstone have been used in the area for many centuries.

The natural stone used in this public amenity enhances the appearance of the general area complementing the existing features. The bench is situated in the centre of the village close to the stone memorial.

Peter Bennie Ltd run the only currently operational stone quarry in Northamptonshire. The quarry at Harlestone is therefore considered to be an important local resource. Many villages in the area are similarly constructed with sandstone and ironstone block and the stone is often specified in conservation areas and for restoration and development of listed buildings.

 


 

Village of Old, Northamptonshire

Client Shelley Homes

Scope of Works A new build project to be completed Spring of 2011. The beautiful village of Old in Northamptonshire is characterised by the use of natural stone masonry in the construction of buildings spanning many centuries. This new build project sympathises well with the older surrounding buildings. The walling stone was mainly Northamptonshire Fully Dressed sourced from Harlestone Quarry with the occasional insertion of Alkerton Semi Dressed sourced from Oxfordshire for contrast. The distinctive orange colour makes a striking view in the village especially in the early morning and late afternoon sunlight.

 


 

Bus Stop at Church Brampton, Northamptonshire

Client Northamptonshire County Council

Scope of Works Even a humble public building such as a bus stop can be constructed in such a way as to enhance the local area. Church Brampton is an historic village on the northern outskirts of Northampton. Many of the houses and buildings are constructed with ironstone and sandstone won from Pitsford and Harlestone Quarry. Anything other than a stone structure in the village would have looked out of place, especially on the main road.

 

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