About Suttles

  • Chris Suttle and Eric ‘Milky’ Wellman standing on the guilotine. Swanage Quarries 1976.
  • Swanage Quarries 1983.

  • J Suttle Transport (Jimmy James driving) delivering block to Langston Marina, Portsmouth 1985.

Company History

For over 80 years the Suttle name has been synonymous with natural stone and technical expertise.

The Suttles’ Family History on the Isle of Purbeck:

  • contract1930’s: George Suttle trades as “G. Suttle Stone and Quarry Merchants” from Sunnyside, Worth Matravers.
  • 1961: John Suttle starts quarrying at Mutton Hole Quarry, Swanage.
  • 1976: Chris Suttle wins concession from Swanage Town Council and starts Quarrying at Swanage Quarries.
  • 1983: The formation of J. Suttle Transport by Chris Suttle and Billy Rudd as a separate Company to undertake haulage work for the Quarry.
  • 1986: The Purchase by Chris of California Quarry from S. W. Paine, 35 acres of Quarry land adjacent to the Swanage Quarries site.
  • 1993: Roger Funnel joins the Company to be responsible for stone, aggregate and recycled stone sales. This year also sees the incorporation of J. Suttle Transport Ltd.
  • 1996: Suttles buy out E G Hoare, Poole based stone and Aggregate merchant and concrete recycling company, and begin trading from their site in Poole.
  • 2002: The move out of Swanage Quarry and relocation to California Quarry following the end of the Swanage Town Council lease.
  • 2003: The Incorporation of J. Suttle Swanage Quarries Ltd.
  • last2005: Suttle move from Mannings Heath Road yard in Poole to new Yarrow road site.
  • 2006: J. Suttle Transport Ltd commence trading as Suttle Stone Quarries.
  • 2011: The purchase of Swanworth Quarry and J. Suttle Swanage Quarries to bring all elements of the business together under the Suttles banner.