Isle of Wight Stonemasonry
Stone Workshop, Dinglers Farm, Yarmouth Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 4LZ | 01983 522701 |
Stone in workshop Brighstone Church window Circular saw Newtown Church bell tower

About Wight Stonemasonry

Wight Stonemasonry Ltd was formed in 1990 by two Islanders; David Hailstone and David Crouch. David Hailstone started his apprenticeship as a stonemason working for the department of the environment; at the historic Appuldurcombe House and studied at the Building Crafts Training School in London. There, he obtained the City & Guilds in Stonemasonry and the Worshipful Company of Carpenter's Certificate of Merit during his apprenticeship.

In 1985 Dave was the winner of the Craftsmen Competition for stonemasonry which was organised by the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England. English Heritage took over the ancient monuments from the Department of the Environment and what's more Dave has worked on all Island English Heritage sites, this is where he met Dave Crouch.

Dave Crouch decided to follow in his father's footsteps as a stonemason and left English Heritage to train at Weymouth College to earn his City & Guilds in Stonemasonry.

Since starting the business Wight Stonemasonry have undertaken work on many of the Island's churches and historic buildings, covering both minor and major restoration projects. They also embark on designing and carving lettering, to installing memorials to any requirements. They also carry out secondary and cleaning work to memorials. Wight Stonemasonry Ltd have built up a team of skilled people to offer a complete service with the two Daves still very much "hands on".

The two most experienced members of the team consist of Danny Newbery, who is a banker and fixer mason and Andy Jacobs who is an experienced fixer mason who has worked for the company for over 10 years. We also have Dave Morris working as a fixer mason.

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