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Granite Bollards

Granite Bollards

Last year we were able to salvage over fifty hand remarkable granite bollards from a private collection. Do you have a unique driveway entrance that needs a matching set of hand tooled granite bollards?  Come down to our Charlton Stone Yard at 23 Trolley Crossing Road, Charlton, MA 01507. We have thousands of pieces of unique granite to choose from. We offer delivery and can refer you to local contractors for installation.

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Hand Split Granite Posts

Hand Split Granite Posts

Large foundation stones from the Odd Fellows Home in Worcester , MA were hand split into matching posts. These stones had additional metal hitching rings installed on the faces of each post.

We can create any number of matching granite posts for any application. Contact us today for current inventory photos and pricing.

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Custom Engravings on Granite

Custom Engravings on Granite

Choose granite for a lifetime of durability. Custom engraving is available . Traditional letters and numbers as well as detailed images and logos. Contact us today if you are interested in hand split granite posts for marking your driveway or property.

Custom Engraving on Granite Post
Custom Engraving on Granite Post

New England Fieldstone Inventory

New England Fieldstone Inventory

We have a great selection of palletized New England Fieldstone. Pictured below are Select Flats . These stones are 1″-4″ thick and generally have blocky flat faces. This stone is ideal for small garden walls .

Palletized New ENgland Fieldstone

Our most popular examples of palletized New England Fieldstone would be what we call Wall Run. This is stone of all shapes and sizes. Most will be round with the occasional flat cap stone or stepper included in the pallet. This is ideal for recreating an authentic New England Fieldstone wall. We ship pallets across the country and can quote an size job big or small.

Palletized New England Fielstone - Wall Run

For patios and walkways New England Fieldstone Garden Path pallets are exceptional. Each pallet contains roughly 10-15 stones ranging in size from 2 sqft up to 6 sqft . These stones can be bought individually be the weight or by full pallet. We would be happy to help assist estimating your project including all the required materials for prep work.

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Flint and Hammer Stone Discovery

Flint and Hammer Stone Discovery

We recently salvaged a pile of Flint in the woods of North Brookfield, MA. The stone is not likely native to the area and much is still a mystery about its origins. We hope to learn some traditional flint knapping techniques in the near future.

 

Pile of Flint

While we were stacking the flint from the ground into a wooden crate I came across this rounded stone. I put it in my back pocket with the thought that it might be an unsplit piece of flint. When getting back to the office we began handling the stone and realized its ergonomic shape was not likely a natural formation but rather shaped by mans hand.

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Granite Millstone

Granite Millstone

A good friend of ours discovered this treasure while excavating a property in Spencer , MA. Its original use was as a Millstone likely used in a local mill. After retiring from its day job it rest on top of an artisan well only to be buried by decades of dirt and leaves.

It’s not often you find a millstone or a wellstone. It’s very rare when you find them both in the same stone.

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Millstone

Unique Granite Bollards and Posts

Unique Granite Bollards and Posts

IMG_4807We are fortunate to have been able to purchase 65 unique granite bollards and posts. They average 5′ tall and there are multiple finishes and pointed top details.  Contact us today if you are interested in any type of reclaimed granite stone posts or natural stone accent. We have thousands of pieces in stock ready to be shipped.

 

 

Historic Senoia ,Georgia

Historic Senoia ,Georgia

We were proud to have been asked to create Hand Split Granite Posts for the Historic Town of Senoia , GA. Our skilled stonesmith , Patrick Berthiaume , split these stones from larger blocks using traditional methods . These blocks were originally the foundation for the Odd Fellow’s home in Worcester, MA. One day we hope to visit these stones in their new home.

 

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Together Again

Together Again

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In the life of a granite curb it’s handled dozens of times while being cut, shipped, installed, removed , salvaged, sorted and then packaged for the client. It was by pure chance that these two stones were reunited,  Just in the three months these stones were in our yard we moved them four times before palletizing them as shown above.

One in a million.

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Round Stones

Round Stones

Here are a number of unique stones that have been salvaged over the years. Millstones and Wellstones are the true jewel of any New England Stone collector.

These stones were all hand crafted over 100 years ago.

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Granite Wellstone in Center
Granite Wellstone in Center
Granite Wellstone
Granite Wellstone

Odd Fellows’ Home – Worcester, MA

Odd Fellows’ Home – Worcester, MA

 

 

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We are happy to announce that the granite inventory from the Odd Fellows’ Home in Worcester , MA will be arriving to our yard this week. There are hundreds of feet of bull-nose capstone, lintels, steps and more.

From Wikipedia

“The large three story brick building was designed by Baker & Nourse and constructed in 1890-92 as a charitable facility for the aged and sick. The Romanesque building’s most prominent feature is a projecting central pavilion that rises a full five stories. The building was enlarged in 1902, and had capacity for 110 residents”

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The Raven

The Raven

And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting

On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;

And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,

And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;

And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor

Shall be lifted—nevermore! – -Poe-

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Unique Garden Accents

Unique Garden Accents

At Stone of New England we have the knowledge and the tools to create on of a kind stone landscape accents. Bird baths, hand split posts and salvaged well stones are all items available in our yard.

This bird bath was created out of a piece of granite from a local mill salvage. The six hundred pound stone was rough cut and then hand finished to its final shape. Our inventory consists of hundreds of pieces that can be worked to your specifications. Contact us today for your special stone request.

Reclaimed Granite Birdbath
Reclaimed Granite Birdbath

This well stone was carefully salvaged from a farm in Rhode Island. It measured roughly six foot in diameter and weighed over one-thousand pounds.

65" Wellstone
65″ Wellstone