Stone Masonry Through the Ages (Ticketed)

Tuesday 06 June 2017
Talk begins at 6.30. Refreshments from 6pm.

The talk

An evening to be inspired by the skills of a master craftsman and discover more about stonemasonry through the ages. The talk will consider all aspects of this area of work from the sourcing of materials and quarrying, to the different stones and those specifically in the Weald & Downland area. We will also consider methods of working in ancient and modern times and the future of masonry in both restoration and new construction.

The speaker

Adam Stone has nearly 40 years of experience in the stone industry as a stone mason and a carver. He trained with English Heritage in Yorkshire where he worked as a mason for several organisations including his own company for 25 years, working on many of the north’s best loved buildings. Adam moved south in 2002  and has again worked on many more of the county’s best loved and nationally important historical buildings such Temple Bar, Buckingham Palace and Winsor Castle to Chichester’s own cathedral as well as the construction of many new Stone country mansions and monuments across the south. Adam currently runs Chichester Stoneworks and is the Deputy Chairman of the craft committee of the Worshipful Company of Masons.

Participant information

Upon arrival please come to the main museum entrance, where you will be directed to the talk location.

Talks start at 6.30pm, last for about 1-1½ hours. There will be tea, coffee & cake available between 6.00pm-6.30pm. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.


£14 per person, £10 for Museum Members, £5 for Weald & Downland Museum volunteers.

Please note Members and volunteer discounts are applicable using a code which you may enter at point of checkout. You may be asked for proof of status before being admitted so please bring your Museum badge or Membership number with you.



Please read our terms and conditions before booking. Cancellations must be made more than four weeks before the date of the talk to be eligible for a refund.