The 14th century Castle Combe was built from the stones of a Norman castle


The wonderful thing about stone is you can use it again and again and again. This is a re-purposed English village. In the mid-12th century the Normans built a castle here on the site of a Roman Villa abandoned in the 5th century. By the mid-14th century the stones of the castle were used to build the village of Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England.


In the UK there are over 400 stone quarries, more than enough to meet demand. To be considered a sustainable building material stone sound be found on or near the building site, reclaimed from nearby demolished buildings or sourced from a local stone quarry. If you think the village is familiar it's because it was the set for the 1960's film 'Doctor Doolittle' and more recently 'Stardust' in 2008 and 'War Horse' in 2011.