Welsh Stone Forum

The Welsh Stone Forum was founded in 2003 to promote awareness and knowledge of the use of natural stone in Wales. Its meetings enable members to exchange knowledge. The forum holds field meetings to study buildings and their constituent stone, providing an informal opportunity to discuss architecture, conservation and planning.

Membership of the forum is open to all. Many of its members work in conservation, heritage, planning, geology, architecture and masonry.

The forum is supported by Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Natural Resources Wales and Cadw.

Click here to download the membership application form.

HiPoints collection

Penmon - stone used for Caernarfon Castle, Menai Suspension Bridge, Dublin quays. Some polished as 'Anglesey Marble'
Penarth alabaster mine site - the decorative rock was used for 17th century tomb chests in Margam Abbey church
Camarthenshire mason's former home - Tom Morris may have coined the name 'Snowdrop Marble' for a local stone
Llantwit Major war memorial - made of stone from Derbyshire
Llanharan war memorial - made of Portland Stone from Dorset
Machynlleth war memorial - features Aberdeen granite and a Dorset stone used for Wells Cathedral columns
Builth Wells war memorial - combines local stone with Portland (Dorset) and Doulting (Somerset)
Wales Coast Path monuments, Chepstow - one is made of Halkyn Marble, from Flintshire