Blue Lias, White Lias, Grey Lias Flagstones and Natural Stone in Bournemouth
AR Purnell at Ashen Cross Quarry
We are a family run business for over 15 years; Specialists in the supply of Blue lias, White Lias, Grey Lias Flagstones and Natural Stone, Doulting, Hamstone, Bath Stone and many more directly into Bournemouth.
Our lias stones are a fantastic, durable building material, and comes from our sustainable quarry at Ashen Cross near Bournemouth.
Our Service Standards
We take out service standards very seriously with regular benchmarking against our competitors to provide the best possible service to you and for your projects.
We pride ourselves on fantastic customer relationships – accuracy of your order and timeliness of our deliveries are of the utmost importance to us. Any questions or queries can be dealt with via our contact form or for a more immediate response, please call 01458 274587.
About our Lias Stone
Lias is a clayey limestone from the early Jurassic period found mainly in the south west of England, often coloured by the fossils and ores contained within.
Lias gets its name from quarrymen’s dialect for layers – referring to the natural state of the rock when quarried.
Blue Lias is coloured by the iron content of the rock, with layers of limestones and shale. This variety of Lias is usually found in the Somerset and Dorset Areas, typically the Lyme Regis, Glastonbury and the Polden Hills.
A Fine-grained form of limestone, dating to the late Triassic Period, White Lias Stone occurs mainly in Somerset.
Examples of Lias in modern day use can be seen around the country in many flooring and building applications, and commonly found in churches, cathedrals and manor houses across the country.
We work hard to bring you the best quality stone from Somerset – here you can see many different types of stone, projects and work that we’ve carried out over the years. Click for a bigger image, and checkout our Facebook for more updates!
We welcome all types of enquiries from walling to worktops as limestone is a very versatile material, and are happy to discuss your individual requirements by phone on 01458 274587 or you can fill in our contact from here for a free quotation where we aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.