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Tumbled Yorkstone Setts only £45 square metre

Posted on: June 9th, 2015 by barry No Comments

We currently have Tumbled Yorkstone setts in stock. The setts are made from new Yorkstone which has been tumbled to give the appearance of old fashioned cobbles.

The sandstone has a beautiful texture and is available in buff tones, and has been quarried and crafted in Yorkshire and is 100% authentic Yorkshire paving stone.

The setts have a uniform thickness and width, but has random lengths. We are selling the stone setts at only £45 square metre, delivery charges will vary depending on your location, please call or email for a personal quote.

Email: info@houldsworthstone.co.uk

Call me, Barry today on 07903949319, as these stocks won’t last long.

Happy Yorkshire Day

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 by barry No Comments

‘ Ey up,

Happy Yorkshire Day !….to all our existing customers and hopefully lots of new ones !!

Why not celebrate this fabulous day by purchasing some genuine York sandstone.

This versatile stone can be used as building stone and masoned to make cills, mullions and Quoins.

Outside in the garden Yorkstone can be made into riven paving stones or tumbled setts to form beautiful driveways, walls and paths.

Other garden ideas such as rock gardens and water features can all be made using our genuine Yorkstone

‘Na then , buy some Yorkstone,and you’ll be ‘appy as a pig in muck !!!

Garden Ideas.

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by barry No Comments



Now you’ve finished watching the Olympics its time to get back in the garden and prepare for an Indian Summer !

But don’t be using any of that Indian Stone, only use the best Yorkshire sandstone!

I’m sure you will have lots of garden ideas whether it be a new water feature or a  new stone wall, be sure to use Genuine Yorkstone.

If you are laying new pathways, using Yorkstone paving stone will enhance the look of your garden .

Stonemasonary skills alive and well in the ‘Houldsworth of Yorkshire’ Stone yard.

Posted on: October 6th, 2011 by barry No Comments

Stone masonry is an ancient skill which has existed for thousands of years. Today it’s a traditional skill that is very much in demand and we thought we would tell you about the work of our Stonemasons in the yard.

Simon has been a mason for 18 years and has been working with us for 3 years. He has a wide range of skills and his jobs vary from architectural masonry for buildings to more intricate stone work, carving statues, garden sculptures and statues, ornaments, stone signs and lettering.

Working along side Simon, is myself Barry Houldsworth. I have been working in Stone yards and Quarries around West Yorkshire for over 20 years, and 10 years ago, I took the plunge to run my own stone yard and so ‘Houldsworth of Yorkshire’ was born!

The process begins with the incoming customer order. The Yorkstone from the quarry is in large ‘blocks’ which are then sawn to size according to the individual customer order. The Yorkstone is cut with highly accurate programmable saws with diamond tipped blades.

Work then begins, looking at the customers order and drawings, then working the Yorkstone block into the required design. We make bespoke pieces so every piece is handcrafted and different. The tools used depend upon the individual job. For more intricate carving work the traditional masons hammer and chisel; otherwise tungsten tipped chisels are used. If required the final pieces of sandstone are honed smooth using carborundum rubbing blocks and wet polishing wheels.

Your final Yorkstone product is then complete tailor made to the customers needs.

Houldsworth of Yorkshire, Cullingworth Mills, Cullingworth, West Yorkshire, BD13 5AB
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