Archive / March, 2014


The History Of A Fireplace

28 Mar 2014

A fireplace is an architectural structure designed to contain a fire. Fireplaces are used at the present time mostly for the relaxing ambiance they create. Historically they were used for the practical purposes of heating, cooking, and heating water for laundry and domestic uses. Ancient fire pits were sometimes built in the ground, within caves, […]


Large Bath stone Fireplace

25 Mar 2014

This lovely photo of a large Hampton fire surround was carved and installed by PGS for a beautiful farmhouse in Dorset. The warmth of the Bath stone certainly gives a cosy feel to this beautiful dinning room. The stone hearth has small led lights installed on each side to add a unique feature.


Beautiful Portland Stone Hampton Fireplace

17 Mar 2014

This Portland stone Hampton fire surround was recently carved for a large Geogian town house here in Bath. The gas fire basket completes the fireplace and once lit, will be very warm and cosy!


Traditional Tools For The Job!

14 Mar 2014

This photo shows the traditional tools that our stone masons use to hand carve your stone fireplaces. Now,  you can say the best way is the old fashioned way!


Carved Date Plaque.

10 Mar 2014

Check out this hand carved date plaque to merge into a wall of a property near Southampton. Carved from Portland stone it has a beautiful crisp finish to it. Lovely work Joe (stone mason at PGS) Take a look at our stonework page where you can view more of our detailed carving.  


Whitworth York Stone Fire Surround.

10 Mar 2014

At the end of a tiny lane among fields, stands a unexpectedly rural Manor house, with 13th century foundations. Hanham Court is renowned for its deeply romantic, scented gardens. Voted ‘No.1 Dreamy Garden’ by Gardens Illustrated 2010, Hanham Court is a striking blend of formal elegance and natural beauty. This stunning Elizabethan Manor house required […]


A Little Bit Of History About Bath Stone

06 Mar 2014

Bath Stone is an oolitic limestone comprising granular fragments of calcium carbonate. Originally obtained from the Combe Down and Bathampton Down Mines under Combe Down, Somerset, its warm, honey colouring gives the World Heritage City of Bath, England its distinctive appearance. An important feature of Bath Stone is that it is a freestone, that is […]


Beautiful Bath Stone Portico.

06 Mar 2014

Check out this stunning portico which Pinckney Green Stoneworks (PGS) were asked to carve for a property in Somerset. Can you see the wall to the left of the portico? PGS had to dismantle this before starting the build as it previously went all the way up to the front door of the property leaving […]


A Close Up…

04 Mar 2014

… of our detailed carving on the jamb (leg) of this Elizabethan fire surround. This photo really shows off the quality of our Bath stone. If you love the look of the Bath stone we would be delighted to post you a small sample, just fill in your details on our brochure page and […]