There has been a quarry, producing dimensional stone at Doulting since Roman times. Evidence of this, was the unearthing of Doulting stone cut quoins, in the remains of a building in Shepton Mallet, next to Fosse Lane. The reserve of Doulting stone, an Inferior Oolite, can only be found in a small area around the village of Doulting, but Doulting stone is renowned for its' quality the world over. Back in Victorian times the company employed over 70 stone masons. A decline in the use of the stone saw the quarry reduce in size and go through various owners hands, until my family bought the surrounding land and reserve, and eventually, the quarry with A.R.C. as sitting tenant.
Wells Cathedral. Built of Doulting Stone
I, Colin Keevil, decided to terminate the tenancy with A.R.C. and set up the Doulting Stone Quarry as a stand alone business in 1994. Heavy investment in plant and machinery allowed the quarry to offer the stone in block form, but also sawn six sides and fully finished form. Continual investment in the business, machinery and personnel has enabled the quarry to expand and, with over 200,000 tonnes of reserve, can give any future customer confidence in the continued supply of quality stone from a truly historical yet modern quarry.
Doulting Stone Quarry
Chelynch Road, Doulting,
Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4PZ
Phone: 01749 880608. Fax: 01749 880703