Ironstone Quarry

Whilst we cannot date the original ‘opening’ of the quarry, it is clear that it supplied stone for the building of the 17th Century cottages and houses in Great Tew. Indeed, it is possible that ironstone has been quarried at Great Tew since the construction of the Roman settlement located a mile to the south.
The Estate has always quarried block for its own use and in 2000 the quarry was opened further to satisfy a wider demand for this unique product. Currently, Great Tew ironstone can be found in many locations across the heart of England, from renovation work to important listed churches, monuments and homes, to new build residential and commercial developments. For more information visit