Our History

A generation of banker masons

Outstanding craftsmanship using modern and traditional techniques

In 1946, M. J. Wright began working at J. G. Strange stone quarry, Westington, near Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire. He learned how to quarry stone, check it for faults, dress it and prepare it for the craftsmen to create their masterpieces.

Once he had mastered all this he joined the masonry workshop as a banker mason, working on fine pieces to restore the many old and beautiful buildings in the locality, not to mention a wide variety of items destined for the new properties being built at that time.

Then, in 1974, with an opportunity to work on the restoration of the beautiful medieval Chipping Campden Church, he decided to start his own business.

Family-run stone carving business since 1974

Wrights of Campden is now run by M. J. Wright's son Brian, who joined the business after finishing at school. He is supported by his two brothers, Leslie and Alan, along with other loyal employees.

Leslie personally supervises the quality testing process then prepares and cuts the stone ready for carving. As a banker mason and a talented artist, Alan has undertaken a variety of commissions to design and carve ornamental works of art, a skill in which the company excels.

Creating something to be cherished and admired by future generations

Today, the variety of products available and the range of commissions undertaken is enormous: from architectural features for buildings and gardens to natural stone flooring, from limestone fireplaces to garden furniture, ornaments and statues, either created and made to the client’s own requirements or available from the comprehensive stock and range of existing designs.

Based in Gloucestershire, Wrights of Campden undertake stone carving commissions of all kinds.


Contact us today to discuss your project on 01386 700497
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