January 16, 2017

As you may remember just before we broke up for Christmas a gentleman came to the workshop with a statue of a little girl that had been in a bit of an accident. At some point she had fallen forward and broken off her fingers.

Here she is after a good deep clean to get r...

January 13, 2017

The cold frozen monaliths of a time standing still,

In a grave yard on top of a Yorkshire hill,

With winters so harsh they've survived the test of time,

Some stand up straight, some lay on the ground and some are on an incline!

But who were they? Nobody knows.

Because thei...

November 8, 2016

Your probably thinking how can a Yorkshire rose repair a fireplace? Well i'm about to tell you.

We had a customer come to us about a problem with their Inglenook fireplace. The Problem was a bowl shaped hole in the top right hand corner of the stone work, which was prob...

November 8, 2016

“Swales in the Dales created a carved stone to be placed within the Mother Shipton’s Cave park in Knaresborough. This creates added interest for visitors and looks great! The service was professional and prompt and a continued business relationship has been establishe...

October 19, 2016

Today Wednesday October 19th 2016 I completed the carving on the huge lump of Yorkshire stone up at Bracken Ghyll Golf Club, Addingham, West Yorkshire.

This Stone is around 4ft x 3ft in size and will be going on the footpath going up to the first hole on the golf c...

August 29, 2016

Quite often, people ask us about what we do and our trade, so here are some answers to those frequently asked questions…

What is stone masonry? In a nutshell, a stone mason is a person who takes lumps of rock and makes them into something useful or beautiful – or both!...

August 5, 2016

One of this weeks jobs was to make a replacement mullion for a customers window. 

 As you can see, this mullion has seen better days and it also has a hairline crack.

We needed to replace this for structural issues and also because the customer was having new windows fit...

July 27, 2016

We've had the up most pleasure to be able to work with the owner of Mother Shipton's Cave at Knearsbough, North Yorkshire. They had a huge chunk of reclaimed sandstone that was rescued from the crusher on a demolition site.

They wanted to create something fun that every...

June 13, 2016

Stonemasonry is an ancient craft and is used in many ways including preserving historic buildings all around the world.

We need to keep this trade alive as with many trades including stonemasonry, there are more and more machines taking over from skilled workers as tech...

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