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J. Suttle Swanage Quarries is situated approximately 1 mile South of the town of Swanage, Dorset, England. The site itself is known as "California Quarry" and lies on the edge of the world heritage site "The Jurassic Coast".

Stone has been quarried at this location for hundreds of years, and the town was built on its quarrying industry. Quarrying has shaped the land, and made it what it is today. The views from the quarry are breathtaking, with Peverel Point, Durlston Castle, The Globe, Dancing Ledge, Worbarrow Bay, Tyneham Village, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Corfe Castle all close by.

Most people who visit the Quarry surprisingly ask "and where is the actual Quarry" as it has a very low impact in the surrounding area, and it is not visible unless you are right on top of it.

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The Suttle family has been working in the Purbeck stone industry since the 1920's. Previously the family had been engaged in quarrying in Co Durham, working with "Frosterly Marble" amongst other stones. In the early 1960's John Suttle started quarrying at "Mutton Hole" quarry, Swanage,  moving South to a piece of land known as Swanage Quarry in 1967.
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Upon his fathers death in 1975, Chris Suttle took over the business and commenced trading as "J. Suttle Swanage Quarries". The business grew and grew and in 2000 the works at Swanage Quarry were relocated to the "California Quarry" where it remains today.
The company is able to cut, polish, work and produce Purbeck stone on the premises, for building, landscaping, and flooring, to both trade and retail customers.

J Suttle Swanage Quarries are pleased to have supplied Purbeck Stone to the following projects:
The British Library London, Bank of England Museum London, Mansion House London, McDonalds Institute Cambridge University, Canterbury Cathedral, and the British Museum, London.
We are also pleased to talk to you about any project large or small. Whether it be 1 tonne of rockery for your garden, 20m2 of paving for your terrace. So please don't hesitate to give us a call, whether your enquiry is large or small.