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For the encouragement of craftmanship in natural stone

About ‘The Orton Trust’

The Orton Trust was formed in 1968 and exists to maintain and encourage the traditional stonemasonry skills used in the restoration and conservation of historic buildings.

The redundant Church of All Saints’ at Orton, near Kettering in Northamptonshire has been converted into a Workshop and a Lecture Room added by the purchase and restoration of the old Church Hall nearby. The Trust is a Registered Charity and its work is supported financially by many public and private institutions, allowing fifteen weekend courses to run each year.

The course fee of £170 includes tuition, lunches, tea & coffee, but not accommodation which is available locally at reasonable cost. The Trust also provides, free of charge, the necessary materials and tools for students to use. All levels of ability and experience can be accommodated on all our courses.

All courses are CITB approved and limited to a maximum of 10 to ensure that all students receive individual attention and are held in the disused Parish Church and Village Hall at Orton, near Rothwell, Northants which have been converted to a workshop and lecture room respectively. Orton is situated just one mile to the south-west of Rothwell and has easy access from the A14 and A6 from all directions.

The Courses Manager, Peter May, is always pleased to supply more information on the courses and facilities at Orton. Contact him at 116, High Street, Broughton. Kettering. Northants. NN14 1NQ or telephone him on 07704336733 or send him an email at at any time.


Courses Manager – Peter May
116, High Street, Broughton.
Kettering. Northants. NN14 1NQ
Tel: 07704336733