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Quarries, Aggregates and Agricultural Lime

Thompsons of Prudhoe have been supplying aggregates and agricultural lime and slag for over 68 years. In 1974, the Group acquired its first quarry in Bishop Middleham, Durham – a quarry producing dolomitic limestone and a very fine quality agricultural lime – giving the business greater control of its own operations.

Today, Thompsons operate four quarries throughout the North of England supplying crushed rock, sand and gravel, rock armour, agricultural lime and recycled aggregates to the construction and agriculture industries. The Group also operates a “virtual quarry” in West Yorkshire, supplying 100% recovered and washed secondary marine sand & gravel and slag.

Coupled with one of the largest haulage fleets in the North of England, our Demolition, Site Reclamation and Earthworks divisions gives Thompsons the capability to deliver all types of aggregate for construction and redevelopment projects, and offer the added value service of removing materials from sites for disposal and recycling as a backload. This makes us more competitive than our neighbouring quarries by significantly reducing vehicle movements and associated transport costs, as well as lowering the carbon footprint and environmental impact of our customers’ construction projects.

Our quarries also have environmental permits to accept inert materials from our customers’ sites, including brick and concrete, which are then processed and crushed to produce recycled aggregates and soils for progressive restoration.

All of our operations are underpinned by our Integrated Management System which is externally accredited by LRQA to the following international standards:

  • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management
  • ISO 9001 - Quality Management
  • OHSAS 18001 – Health & Safety Management
  • ISO 50001 – Energy Management

Case Studies

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Locations

Bishop Middleham Quarry

W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd, Bishop Middleham Quarry, Bishop Middleham, Durham, DL17 9EB

Activities: Aggregate Extraction & Production Facility (Magnesian Limestone), Agricultural Lime Production Facility, Aggregate Sales, Agricultural Lime Sales, Fertiliser Sales, Agricultural Lime Spreading Service, Inert Waste Tipping, Restoration Scheme

Haughton Strother Quarry

W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd, Haughton Strother Quarry, Haughton Strother, Northumberland, NE46 4BX

Activities: Aggregate Extraction Facility (Sand & Gravel), Restoration Scheme

Thornbrough Quarry

W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd, Thornbrough Quarry, Styford Lane, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5LX

Activities: Aggregate Production Facility (Sand & Gravel), Aggregate Sales, Inert Waste Tipping, Restoration Scheme

Springwell Quarry

Thompsons of Prudhoe Ltd, Springwell Quarry, Springwell Lane, Gateshead, NE9 7SQ

Activities: Aggregate Recycling Facility, 100% Recycled Aggregate Sales, Waste Tipping & Treatment Facility, Transfer Station, Restoration Scheme

Silvertop Quarry

W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd, Silvertop Quarry, Hallbankgate, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 2PE

Activities: Aggregate Extraction & Production Facility (Carboniferous Limestone), Aggregate Sales, Inert Waste Tipping, Restoration Scheme

Esholt Reclamation Site

Thompsons of Prudhoe Ltd, Esholt Reclamation Site, The Avenue, Esholt, Bradford, BD10 0PD

Activities: Aggregate Recycling Facility, 100% Secondary & Recycled (Single Source) Aggregate Sales, Reclamation & Site Enabling Scheme

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Products

W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd supplies the following products:

Dolomitic / Magnesian Limestone

  • Agricultural Lime - Maglime™ (link to Maglime PDF Sheet)
  • Granular Sub Base - Type 1, 2, & 3
  • Crusher Run – various sizes
  • Capping Materials – 6F1, 6F2 and 6F5
  • Pipe Bedding – 40mm, 20mm and 10mm
  • Clean Stone – 150mm, 100mm, 75mm, 40/50mm
  • Blinding Fines
  • Bulk Fill
  • Decorative Aggregates

Recycled Aggregate

  • Granular Sub Base - Type 1, 2, & 3
  • Crusher Run – various sizes
  • Capping Materials – 6F1, 6F2 and 6F5
  • Pipe Bedding – 40mm, 20mm and 10mm
  • Clean Stone – 150mm, 100mm, 75mm, 40/50mm
  • Blinding Fines
  • Bulk Fill
  • Crushed Concrete
  • Crushed Brick
  • Full Brick
  • Hardcore

Carboniferous Limestone

  • Granular Sub Base - Type 1, 2, & 3
  • Crusher Run – various sizes
  • Capping Materials – 6F1, 6F2 and 6F5
  • Pipe Bedding – 40mm, 20mm and 10mm
  • Clean Stone – 150mm, 100mm, 75mm, 40/50mm
  • Blinding Fines
  • Bulk Fill
  • Decorative Aggregates
  • Rock Armour
  • Gabion Fill
  • Coarse Calcium Lime

Secondary Aggregate – 100% Recovered & Washed Marine Sand & Gravel and Slag – Supplied only in West Yorkshire Area

  • Granular Sub Base - Type 1, 2, & 3
  • Crusher Run – various sizes
  • Capping Materials – 6F1, 6F2 and 6F5
  • Pipe Bedding – 40mm, 20mm and 10mm
  • Clean Stone – 75mm, 40/50mm
  • Recycled Sand

Sand & Gravel

  • Sand
    • Building
    • Concreting
    • Paving
    • Fill
    • Equestrian
  • Washed Gravel – 40mm, 20mm and 10mm

Soils & Clay

  • Topsoil
  • Sub-soil
  • Boulder Clay – ideal for lining works

Fertilisers & Soil Conditioners

See Below

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Aggregate Supply & Delivery

We can deliver any tonnage of any product to any location in the UK using our own extensive HGV fleet of 20 Tonne 8-wheel and 26 Tonne Articulated Tipper Trucks.

Smaller Quantities of 15 Tonnes, 10 Tonnes are available and any product can be supplied in 1 Tonne dumpy bags.

Use of Rail Transport is available for larger orders within the UK.

For Customers outside the UK, W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd can arrange delivery to dockside facilities at Teesport, Sunderland, Seaham for loading by others onto ships. Delivery to other ports can also be arranged.

Further Information and Sales Enquiries

Further Information and Sales Enquiries for all Products:

For Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and North Yorkshire:

Contact Details – Stephen Forbes
Office: 01740 654 128
Mobile: 07919 491 728
E-Mail: stephenforbes@thompsonsofprudhoe.com

For the rest of the UK and beyond please contact:

Contact Details - Eddie Collins
Office: 01697 746 090
Mobile: 07919 491 723
E-Mail: eddiecollins@thompsonsofprudhoe.com

For Cumbria & Scottish Borders:

Contact Details – Eddie Collins
Office: 01697 746 090
Mobile: 07919 491 723
E-Mail: eddiecollins@thompsonsofprudhoe.com

Any Other Enquiries:

Head Office: 01661 832 422
E-Mail: info@thompsonsofprudhoe.com

For West Yorkshire – 100% Secondary & Recycled Aggregate

Contact Details – Esholt Urban Quarry
Office: 01274 621 528
Mobile:
E-Mail: esholtsales@thompsonsofprudhoe.com

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Agricultural Lime and Fertiliser Products

W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd produce and supply a fine, high-quality agricultural lime product known as Maglime™ (link to dedicated page). The company is one of the leading manufacturers, dealers and suppliers of agricultural lime in the UK, primarily supplying a loyal customer base across the whole of Scotland and the North of England.

W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd also supply the following Fertiliser & Soil Conditioner Products:

Maglime™, Calcium Lime, Fibrophos, Fertiliser Screenings and Slag.

We can deliver any tonnage of Maglime™ or any other product to any location in the UK using our own extensive HGV fleet of 20 Tonne 8-wheel and 26 Tonne Articulated Tipper Trucks.

Small Quantities of Maglime™ are available in 1 Tonne dumpy bags.

Use of Rail Transport is available for larger orders within the UK.

For Customers outside the UK, W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd can arrange delivery to dockside facilities at Teesport, Sunderland, Seaham for loading by others onto ships. Delivery to other ports can be arranged.

Our reputation for service and product quality has been maintained over the decades due to the care and commitment of the W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd dedicated and highly knowledgeable staff, its extensive haulage fleet of tipper trucks and specialist spreaders.

Spreading Service

Utilising our own fleet of specialist Spreaders, utilising the latest GPS technology for targeted application, we provide a spreading service for our supplied products which covers the North of England from Berwick down to Whitby and between Otterburn and Weardale.

Included as an integral part of our spreading service, we will carry out the soil analysis of the target land and agree optimum application rates with the client.

For our Spreading Service, please contact:

Stephen Dawson
Office: 01740 654 128
Mobile: 07919 491 724
E-Mail: lime@thompsonsofprudhoe.com

Further Information and Sales Enquiries

Further Information and Sales Enquiries for Maglime™, Calcium Lime, Fibrophos, Fertiliser Screenings and Slag:

For Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and North Yorkshire, please contact:

Stephen Dawson
Office: 01740 654 128
Mobile: 07919 491 724
E-Mail: lime@thompsonsofprudhoe.com

For Scotland, please contact:

Philip Bell
Office: 01740 654 128
Mobile: 07919 491 727
E-Mail: philbell@thompsonsofprudhoe.com

For supply to the rest of the UK, Mainland Europe and Scandinavia please contact:

Philip Bell
Office: 01740 654 128
Mobile: 07919 491 727
E-Mail: philbell@thompsonsofprudhoe.com