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National Museum of Scotland

The Egyptians are questioning the authenticity of limestone cladding said to be from the Great Pyramid of Giza that the Museum of Scotland intends to display in a new Ancient Egypt gallery due to open in February. If it is genuine, they want it back.

9 January 2019 | Stone Heritage
The National Museum of Scotland is due to open a new permanent gallery called Ancient Egypt Rediscovered on 8 February. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a piece of limestone masonry labelled as a...
Piece Hall Angel

Piece Hall in Halifax with Claire Slattery (inset), winner of the 2017 Angel Awards for her work in leading the renovation of Piece Hall.

Photo: Paul White 

22 November 2018 | Stone Heritage
At the end of January, the Heritage Lottery Fund will publish its Strategic Funding Framework for the next five years – and it looks as if many of what have until now been grants are about to...

Stone Federation considers issues relating to conservation & heritage.

19 November 2018 | Stone Heritage
Stone Federation Great Britain’s Stone Heritage Group is dedicated to the heritage sector of the natural stone industry and promoting the use of Federation members for heritage projects....
Hadrian's Wall

£2million of Heritage Lottery Fund money will help preserve the Roman walls of the Emperor Hadrian and Antoninus Pius.

5 October 2018 | Stone Heritage
Hadrian's Wall and the lesser known and less well preserved Antonine Wall have been awarded £2million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help train a volunteer army to survey and carry out...
York Minster

You could own a piece of historic York Minster. Masonry is being auctioned on Wednesday 22 August.

16 August 2018 | Stone Heritage
On Wednesday (22 August) historic masonry from York Minster that has been replaced as part of the restoration work currently in progress will be sold by auction. And for the first time, bids can be...
17 April 2018 | Stone Heritage
English Heritage wants stonemasons involved in conservation and heritage work to register with it in order to tender for its projects on its online procurement portal. English Heritage...
Mallow Castle

At Risk. Mallow Castle is one of 76 buildings receiving support from Ireland's Structures at Risk Fund this year.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

6 April 2018 | Stone Heritage
Ireland has announced a budget of €2million for the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) this year, which it has allocated to help with the repair and conservation of 370 heritage buildings.A...

The largest single expanse of Forest Pennant in England was part of the restoration of Piece Hall in Halifax instigated by heritage 'Angel' Claire Slattery.

Photo: Paul White

21 November 2017 | Stone Heritage
Historic England's Angel Awards, which recognise the contribution made towards the conservation of the built heritage of the country by individuals, saw Claire Slattery as the overall winner this...

Join in the live debate about the built heritage on Twitter at #HeritageChat.

7 November 2017 | Stone Heritage
Want to talk about heritage? Heritage2020 is running a Twitter Chat on the third Thursday of each month from 1-2pm, starting on 16 November. It uses the tag #HeritageChat so that participants can...

Comments from Stone Federation Great Britain’s Stone Heritage Group.

1 November 2017 | Stone Heritage
Stone Federation Great Britain’s Stone Heritage Group gives its opinion on issues relating to this sector of the stone industry.Much of the continuation of Britain’s built heritage relies...

16th century Irish masons drank 14 pints of ale a day, researcher finds.

12 October 2017 | Stone Heritage
Imagine working at the banker after 14 pints of beer. Especially if the beer had a strength of 7-10% alcohol.Imagine also that each pint contained 400-500 calories, compared with 180-200 calories for...

Stone Federation’s Heritage Group has published a Stone Heritage Register listing the specialities of its members who work in the heritage sector. It was launched at a reception in the Royal College of Surgeons with celebrity guest speaker Loyd Grossman, who chairs the Heritage Alliance. Stone Federation has joined the Alliance.

2 October 2017 | Stone Heritage
Federation works to protect stone’s vital position in the built heritageHistoric buildings make a major contribution to tourism, which, in turn, makes a significant contribution to the economy...
Loyd Grossman

Loyd Grossman, TV personality and Chairman of the Heritage Alliance, at the launch of Stone Federation's new Stone Heritage Group at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

25 May 2017 | Stone Heritage
Loyd Grossman, TV personality and Chairman of the Heritage Alliance, was at the Royal College of Surgeons in London on 24 May for Stone Federation’s launch of its new group, Stone Heritage....
Marta Zurakowska

Dr Marta Zurakowska, whose research contradicts Historic Scotland's assertion that stone cleaning accelerates decay, has set herself up in business as a stone consultant under the name of UK Stone Doctor Ltd.

28 February 2017 | Stone Heritage
A geologist and conservation scientist who challenges Historic Scotland’s assertion that cleaning sandstone accelerates its decay has set up her own stone consultancy business called UK Stone...

Iain Cotton refreshing the Pope inscription in the marble at the Grotto at Stourhead in Wiltshire with the nymph, Ariadne, reclining behind.

Photos: ©National Trust / Steven Haywood

26 October 2016 | Stone Heritage
A National Trust team at Stourhead, in Wiltshire, is working with heritage experts from Cliveden Conservation to restore the lettering of a quote written by Alexander Pope in the first half of the...