Portland Stone Sculpture at Tout Quarry

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Dinosaur carving in Portland stone: Portland Stone sculpture at Tout Quarry, Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast - dinosaur head (1)

 A selection of the Portland Stone sculptures at Tout Quarry on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, UK – animal-themed ones in this post.  Portland limestone has been quarried for centuries and used for the construction of many famous buildings such as St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The Isle of Portland has many quarries but some of these are no longer used for wholesale removal of stone. Tout Quarry near the Portland Heights Hotel is one of these disused quarries that is now a nature reserve and sculpture park. It is the most amazing place!

Click here to learn more about the incredible work being carried out by The Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust.

Click HERE to find out exactly where to find the sculpture park and directions how to get there.

Portland stone seal: Portland Stone sculpture at Tout Quarry, Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast - seal (2)

Portland Stone elephant head: Portland Stone sculpture at Tout Quarry, Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast - elephant head (3)

Bear in Portland Stone:Portland Stone sculpture at Tout Quarry, Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast - bear emerging from cave (4)

Portland stone dog head sculpture: Portland Stone sculpture at Tout Quarry, Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast - giant dog's head (5)

Portland Stone bull: Portland Stone sculpture at Tout Quarry, Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast - bull's head (6)

Portland Stone sculpture at Tout Quarry, Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast - carvings of creatures among the rocks (7)

Portland Stone dinosaur carving: Portland Stone sculpture at Tout Quarry, Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast - dinosaur (8)

Monkey face sculpture at Tout Quarry: Portland Stone sculpture at Tout Quarry, Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast - monkey face (9)

Fish carved in Portland Stone; Portland Stone sculpture at Tout Quarry, Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast - fish relief (10)

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2 Replies to “Portland Stone Sculpture at Tout Quarry”

  1. It’s a fascinating place. I expect I’ll visit again because I am sure I did not see all the sculptures first time round. It will have to wait till I’m back from my Australian trip to the outback, tropical rain forest, and Great Barrier Reef where internet access has been difficult and expensive – hence my lack of visits to read your latest blog posts.

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