Search Results for: Cradley Stone

Cradley Stone

January 1, 201312:00 pmMay 26, 2016 9:02 am

A green-grey variety of St Maughans Sandstone quarried in the Ridgeway Cross area and used extensively in Malvern. It can be difficult to distinguish from the Halesowen Formation which is also occasionally used in the area. Cradley Stone lacks the iron nodules sometimes seen in Carboniferous Sandstones. Browse sites on the database using Cradley Stone […]

Our New Building Stones Researcher

May 6, 201511:50 amNovember 12, 2015 11:57 am

The Building Stones team is pleased to be joined by professional researcher Jenni Waugh. Jenni will be working on the Building Stones project for one afternoon a fortnight helping to fill in some of the gaps in our database and follow up leads on specific buildings or quarries from volunteers unable to make it to […]

The Human Cost of Getting Stone

November 19, 20144:23 pmNovember 16, 2015 4:24 pm

 by Anne Spurgeon, project volunteer Quarrying has always been an extremely dangerous occupation and over the centuries many workers have been killed or seriously injured. Until relatively recently we have had few details about the extent of this problem. Just over a hundred years ago, however, the Quarries Act of 1894 brought about an increase […]

Hidden History of Malvern College

February 15, 20174:46 pmFebruary 15, 2017 4:47 pm

Article by James Ferguson, a volunteer. After Great Malvern Priory, three of the most important stone buildings in Malvern are to be found in Malvern College: The first, the Main Building, is the work of the architect, Charles Hansom, in 1862; the second is the Chapel, by Arthur Blomfield in 1896; and the third, the […]


September 9, 20134:41 pmJune 12, 2017 4:16 pm

The following is a list of useful online resources encompassing all aspects of the project from built heritage to geology. We will be significantly updating and adding to this over the coming weeks and with a comprehensive list of paper and archive resources too. If you know of any priceless online sources, be it census […]

St John the Baptist, Suckley

Building: 867

Built 1876-9 on Geometric Decorated style. Rough faced grey Cradley Stone; Bath stone dressings. Cradley Stone a locally popular band from the Cradley/Ridgway Cross area in Herefordshire. Red-brow...

Upper House

Building: 866

Farmhouse. C17 with C19 alterations and additions. Timber-framed, with brick infill, some brick replacement walling and refacing, some cradley sandstone rubble walling, tiled roofs. Comments: Cradl...

Malvern College, Main Building

Building: 755

1863/65, Decorated to Early Tudor-style, central gatehouse, gabled wings, projecting to east to form open courtyard, Cradley stone, banded slated roofs Cradley stone. Flagstone corridors. A letter ...

Stoney Villa, Cradley

Building: 7406

Originally a timber framed cottage, this house was owned by Arthur Hopkinson, the joint owner of Ridgeway Cross Quarry and re-faced with the last stone to be extracted from the quarry

23 Avenue Road

Building: 6055

Late C19/early C20, 2/3 storeys, detached house. Rusticated Cradley stone elevations, brick chimneys, clay tiled roof, decorative terracotta ridge tiles. Late C20 stone built extension to rear. Now...

Ridgeway Cross Quarry

Quarry: 83

Quarry in St Maughan's Sandstone Formation. Quarries in the Ridgeway Cross area were used for building Malvern College, St James School, West Malvern and interior walls of West Malvern Church. Mar...

25 Graham Road

Building: 779

House and former service wing built now house. Built 1854. Uplands House; Cradley Stone rubble with Bath Stone dressings. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window east front. Two large gables to left and s...

14 Abbey Road

Building: 6085

C19, 3 storey, detached house, now apartments. Rusticated Cradley stone elevations, dressed stone detailing, stone chimneys, clay tile roof.

22 Avenue Road

Building: 6052

C19, Cradley stone elevations, stone chimneys & dormer window surrounds, hipped tiled roof
This was probably built as the stationmaster's house for Great Malvern Station.
Architect - E W Elmslie

19 Avenue Road

Building: 6054

Late C19/early C20, 2 storeys, detached house. Rusticated Cradley stone elevations, clay tiled roof, decorative terracotta ridge tiles & finials