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Hopton Wood Limestone

The renowned Derbyshire stone, Hopton Wood, has been used extensively on the floors of Chatsworth House, aka ‘The Palace of the Peak District’ (17th century) and The Houses of Parliament. It was laid in conjunction with a native black stone (which is no longer available) to create the first chequerboard floor in England.

Hopton Wood limestone is light beige/white in colour, with its unique and beautiful characteristics brought to life when polished.

Typical limestone slab sizes are 1.4m x 1.0m; however they can vary.


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“I am passionate about British stones and marbles. They are true marvels of nature and geology; luminescent, beautiful, rare and unique.” Orlando Boyne – Britannicus Stone

Britannicus Stone is the world’s leading provider of British stones and marbles. Sourcing only the very best carboniferous limestones from the depths of the beautiful British landscape, Britannicus has unrivalled expertise in the quarrying and presentation of a huge range of rare and unique stone pieces to adorn interior and exterior spaces.

The Ethical Stone Company has partnered with Britannicus Stone to gain exclusive access to over 25 polishing stones and marble in Britain. British rocks are the under-discovered gems of the stone market, each with its own particular characteristic – from the warmth of the fossil rich Yorkshire Swaledale to the brooding dark depths of Ashburton from Devon.