Purbeck natural stone specialist Lovell Purbeck has acquired a quarry near Langport, Somerset from Ham and Doulting Stone.

The quarry includes significant reserves of blue and grey lias limestones and as well as the only reserves of white lias limestone in the UK. Lovell Purbeck said demand for white lias limestone was previously satisfied using reclaimed materials but now the company can offer natural stone blocks to the market.