The Natural Stone Database for Northern Ireland
Stone is the ultimate elemental building material, used for millennia but remaining in the vanguard of innovative design and construction - representing quality, longevity and commitment to future posterity. By its very nature stone is intensely local - reflecting the geological foundation of a place. But stone is also an extremely complex material and failure to treat properly can be catastrophic and costly for all those who have a responsibility for the care of stone buildings and monuments.
This interactive database provides key information and images on building stone used on listed buildings and monuments throughout Northern Ireland and the quarries (active and inactive) from which the stone was extracted. The database is the outcome of an Industry-Research Partnership of the architectural practice - Consarc Design Group (Dawson Stelfox MBE) and Queen's University Belfast (Prof. Bernard Smith) supported by Environment and Heritage Service (EU Building Sustainable Prosperity Programme).