Gwrhyd Pennant sandstone is quarried on the hills looking out over the Black mountains in to the heart of Wales. It is one of the most beautiful stone available in the UK and its natural colour variations enhance any setting. The stone is fashioned at the quarry to your individual requirements using both traditional and modern production techniques. Each stone is produced to the highest quality and environmental standards so you can be sure that you are using the very finest of building materials.

  • Howard Hancock

    "The Gwrhyd stone has a pleasing colour and is very high quality. The lintels and quoins were cut superbly and our specific order of thin and long cropped facing stone was carried out well"

  • Mark Goode

    “A Professional friendly service always prepared to go that extra mile.
    We are proud to be associated with Michael and his team!!”

  • Mrs Anne Jones

    “I would like to Thank Martyn and colleagues for the wonderful service and help we have received on three different occasions we have contacted you, relevant to different jobs.

    The semi coarse stone received looks beautiful, and the bespoke sills were to the millimeter.

    Brilliant to see that one can still have extremely good service.”

  • Long standing customer

    “To find good quality facing stone locally is a challenge and we have always been very happy with the stone Gwrhyd supply. Whether we visit the site to choose the stone – or have deliveries of Gabion (another difficult product to source locally) – we have always been satisfied with the products and the service Gwrhyd Specialist Stone Quarry provides.”


We have won major sustainability and health & safety awards for our commitment to good practice, quality and environmental performance.

We aim to:

  • To supply quality finished stone products to the building industry.
  • To make the best economic use of our main resource; Gwrhyd Blue Pennant Sandstone.
  • To work safely and profitably to achieve the highest quality product available.
Competitive Pricing

Competitive Pricing

Quality Assured

Quality Assured

Award Winning

Award Winning


Artisan Stone Supplies Limited prides itself in the quality and development of their team. The commercial day to day running of Gwrhyd quarry is personally supervised by Michael Walton, while the ever important administration and backroom team is led by Linda Saunders (Northamptonshire office), assisted by Susan Walton (Gwrhyd office).

Michael handles all sales & calls at Gwrhyd, whilst keeping customers updated as well as on-site visits.
We constantly strive to improve our knowledge and many of our staff have years of experience to share, we work closely with national stone organisations, local authorities and private companies to expand our knowledge base, to continually improve our staff, products and service.

Alan Thomas keeps the quarry in shape and up to the latest regulations and we have an excellent H&S Consultant in Neil Villiers who makes sure our H&S awareness and implementation is second to none. 

Pawel Wojcieszko is the cropping supervisor, who runs a team of cropping operators. We have many other skilled members of our team , croppers, masons, quarry operatives and drivers, who are all dedicated to produce the best product possible, safely and efficiently.