The project is over and all that’s left to say is a big Thank You to all those involved. We have been overwhelmed by the all hard work and effort of the Building Stones volunteers over the past few years, but alas the project has come to end. Thanks for all your contributions we have exceeded our ambitions for the project!
The database will continue to be freely available for anybody wishing to learn more about stone buildings and quarries in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, but there will be no new additions to the database (as of June 2017).
A Thousand Years of Building with Stone was a 4½ year long project run by Herefordshire & Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust and funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. We have recorded, catalogued and untangled the history of stone use in heritage buildings across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Helping us to do this are a wonderful and ever expanding group of dedicated volunteers.
Explore the Database
The Building Stones Database records over 4500 stone buildings and quarries across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, connecting buildings with their quarry sources. Explore how local stone lends towns and villages their particular charm, discover the lost history of quarrying and more.more...
The bulk of the project work is being undertaken by a fantastic and growing group of volunteers and we are always looking for new people to get involved. From out at a single event to delving into archives, there are opportunities to suit a wide range of interests and levels of commitment.more...