Saturday, July 10, 2004

Stone Mason - Sam Penny

Thanks to Rosemary at Cotswold Building Supplies in Broadway we contacted Sam Penny and he gave us a quote to carve "April Cottage, 2002" above our front door. April because we bought the cottage in April, 2002!

Sam completed the job today, having recommended a particular "font" that had alreday been used at least once in Campden.

The lintel is made of oolitic limestone from Stanley's Quarry near Campden. Unlike the regular building stones which are rough dressed, the lintel is ideal for carving.

Here's the finished product, suitably wet for the camera. A great job, thanks, Sam (anyone wanting a similar job, please contact us and we'll be happy to pass on a recommendation.)