Richard Strachey

Stone carvings and sculptures

Portland Blue Limestone

From the B.R.E. Stone List:
The stone is a dense limestone from the Purbeck limestone beds that form the upper part of the Portlandian formation ( Jurassic) on the Isle of Portland, Dorset.

The stone is supplied by Albion Stone quarries.

The word blue is a mild misnomer for a description of the colour of the stone; the colour is closer to a pale brown and a rich grey. The grey and the brown intermingle with each other.

The Portland Blue is considerably harder than the Portland Whitbed and takes a polish.

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