The early history of Stone is unclear and clouded by the 12th century medieval romance concerning the murder of the Saxon princes Wulfad and Rufin by their father Wulfhere who reputedly had his base near Darleston (Wulfherecester). The murder of Wulfad in the 7th century and his subsequent entombment under a cairn of stones is the traditional story (described as 'historically valueless' by Thacker 1985: 6).

Panoramics, The Old Spitfire Hangar, Crawley Down, Winchester, Hampshire, S021 2PD

Don't be afraid to call in: our products are surprisingly affordable with prices starting from as little as £20 per sqm for travertine tiles.

Run by a small group of volunteers and set within six former limestone quarries in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, and close to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, The NSC is a 50 acre site of Special Geological Scientific Interest offering outdoor and indoor activities for all.

You can find our Newbury showroom at the junction of Bone Lane and Arnhem Road just off Hambridge Road.

Exhibition prices - All funds are used to keep the site open & free.

Rocks have been used by mankind throughout history. From the Stone Age, rocks have been used for tools. The minerals and metals found in rocks have been essential to human civilization.[1]

The Stone and Eccleshall Life Magazines are bi-monthly glossy lifestyle magazines produced by Times, Echo and Life Publications and distributed free to over 15,000 homes in Stone, Eccleshall and the surrounding area.

Stone's local radio stations are Signal 1, Signal 2 and BBC Radio Stoke, which broadcast from studios in Stoke-on-Trent. However, some parts of the town can also receive Free Radio Black Country and Shropshire, Signal 107, BBC WM, BBC Radio Cymru and Heart and Smooth from the West Midlands and North West.

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Three major groups of rocks are defined: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. The scientific study of rocks is called petrology, which is an essential component of geology.

The Stone Roses are very sorry to have to cancel their two proposed concerts at the Budokan. Reni has had an accidental fall and fractured two ribs, his doctor has told him to rest for at least a month. Unfortunately this means that the band are unable to fulfil their planned performances in Japan.

Want to learn how to mix and apply lime render then why not try one of our Working with Lime Courses.

Stone is the key UK manufacturing site for the Quickfit laboratory glassware system which finds widespread use in many school, college and university science departments.

Two trunk roads go through the town, the A34 linking Birmingham to Manchester and the A51 linking Lichfield to Chester. Stone is by-passed by the M6 motorway.

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Television news is covered by BBC Midlands Today and ITV Central, both of which come from Birmingham. Stone can receive good to marginal signals from the Sutton Coldfield transmitting station and from The Wrekin transmitting station, which can be received in the higher parts of town.

The place-name's meaning is exactly what is stated, a "stone, rock", from the Old English stān (stone).

Telephone: 01256 850380 ( or 0333 003 0631 local rate call from land line, mobile calls charged at your standard network rate)

The Star Public House was fully licensed in 1819 although the building predates the canal by some 200 years. The building has in its time been a butcher’s shop and slaughterhouse. Stabling for boat horses was available up to the 1950s and the business relied heavily on the canal for trade.

Stone lay within the Pirehill hundred of Staffordshire named after nearby Pire Hill.[2]

Stone railway station, on the West Coast Main Line, serves the town. An hourly semi-fast direct service has been operated by London Midland trains since 2008. This runs south to London Euston via Stafford and the Trent Valley line, and north to Crewe via Stoke-on-Trent.[6] Passenger numbers have risen 152 per cent since 2008, and at June 2012 three more services per day are being planned to cope with demand.[7]

We are leading tilers, suppliers of marble tiles and fabricators of high quality marble, granite and stone, offering a huge selection of high quality surfaces for granite worktops, marble vanities, reception desks, marble and granite tiles etc.

If you would like to join our many satisfied customers then please do not hesitate to contact us, where we will be happy to help with any enquiry you may have.

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At Panoramics, stone is the heart of our business. Our care and attention to detail, our infectious enthusiasm and true love for stone helps us design and install floors of true distinction.


In geology, rock or stone is a naturally occurring solid aggregate of one or more minerals or mineraloids. For example, the common rock granite is a combination of the quartz, feldspar and biotite minerals. The Earth's outer solid layer, the lithosphere, is made of rock.

Bicycle transport to the nearby larger town of Stoke-on-Trent is not easy. In June 2012 the local authorities announced a £700,000 scheme to rectify the problem, with new paths to be laid and completed by 2015.[8]

One industry that did flourish under the railway era was the shoe industry, at its height in 1851 there were 16 shoeworks. The industry however declined after Australia, the main shoe market, imposed an import tax on the industry.

More recently a second microbrewery, trading under the name Joules, dropping the 'John' due to trademark reasons, has begun brewing in Shropshire. A pint of both Lymestone and Joules can be tasted at the Swan Inn.

With 30 years experience installing natural stone flooring and a dedicated installation team, we offer a service like no other. From inspiration to installation… we can take care of it all.

Telephone: 01635 279870 (or 0333 003 0622 local rate call from land line, mobile calls charged at your standard network rate)

Frederick Block, Brick & Stone, with locations in Winchester and Upperville, is the area's number one source for brick, stone, sand, gravel, and masonry supplies for use in any commercial or residential building or landscaping project.

Please feel free to browse the gallery to see some of previous installations, from these you will be able to see our quality and ability to create some of the most luxurious of atmospheres available.

The Levantina Basingstoke Stone Centre has an extensive range of Natural Stone products for all your design and architectural requirements. Visit or contact our Basingstoke Stone Centre where our experienced and dedicated sales team will be happy to provide specialist help and advice for all your needs.

Our experience in sourcing some of the most beautiful natural stone on Earth, enables us to offer what we consider to be the very best of stone flooring, affording you choice, quality and value.

The canal still dominates the town. Many canal side sites have in recent times been taken over for modern day use including The Moorings, a development of apartments based on the old Stubbs warehouse. Apartments and housing surround the old Trent Hospital, once the workhouse. Housing developments also border the canal.

The Basingstoke Showroom is located on the A339 at the junction with Monk Sherborne.

Local bus services are operated by First PMT and Bakerbus.

We have 2 natural stone showrooms; one in Basingstoke and the other in Newbury, so we are easily reached from all over Hampshire and Berkshire as well as nearby counties such as Oxfordshire and Surrey along both the M3 and M4.