Stamford business in one-of-a-kind development

A limestone supplier from Stamford has worked on a stunning new Orangery that is one-of-a-kind in the Midlands. Stamford Stone was selected to provide Clipsham stone for an extension to Rushton Hall Hotel, in the village of Rushton in Northamptonshire.

Stamford Stone worked with architects The Strangeway Partnership and design consultants on the three-year project, which went through several planning processes including approval from Historic England and English Heritage.

Dan Wilson, Director of Stamford Stone, said: “We are very proud to have been chosen to be a part of the new Orangery at Rushton Hall Hotel. The final result is a beautiful and impressive addition to an important part of England’s heritage.”

The luxurious new venue is perfect for weddings, conferences and events. It boasts an impressive stone exterior, entrance hall with marble fireplace, extensive bar, elegant ballroom, state room and a picture gallery room with minstrel balcony.

The interior includes stone flooring and an intricate ceiling, which took two craftsmen three months to complete. There is also guest accommodation in the style of a country house stable yard. The company’s design expertise was called upon to construct a stone façade over the windows. Using a simple method of construction, they made the stone self-supporting so there was no need for secondary steelwork.

Limestone from Stamford Stone’s Clipsham Quarry was used to ensure that the extension fits with the look of the historic stately home, which dates back to the 15th Century. This type of stone is sought after in extensions to old buildings because it can weather quickly, blending in with the original building.