Ralph Allen CornerStone

Ralph Allen CornerStone has been designed to complete the Legacy of the Combe Down Stone Mines Stabilisation Project and ensure that the history of the Combe Down stone is fully presented. Its functions fall into three main sections:


The stone quarrying heritage lives on through the village and is illustrated through lively digital presentations together with tools and other artefacts retrieved from the mines.


Inspirational interactive educational material continues to be developed and added to by teachers and students and other specialists in fields such as transport, engineering, and conservation.


The Centre offers a beautiful space well equipped for individual and group study as well as being suited to exhibitions, meetings, classes and film shows.

Ralph Allen CornerStone is operated by local people through the Combe Down Stone Legacy Trust, registered as Company no: 7918833, Charity no: 1148262