History

Our proud history

A F Jones Stonemasons is a fifth generation firm, family owned and operated since 1858.  We are proud of our lineage, our strong reputation, and all of the fabulous projects we have delivered.

a f jones stonemasons historyIt is nearly 160 years since the company was originally founded by William Jones in 1858.  His son Arthur Frederick Jones (A F Jones) continued the business (1886 – 1927) and established our present trading name.  His son Alan Jones took over the reins in 1926, and worked in the business nearly 60 years until 1984; then his son Graham Jones led the way between 1962 – 2010; then his son Angus Jones who joined the firm in 1992 and who currently leads the business, together with his brother Ken Jones who joined more recently in 2015 having previously been a director of a large Structural Engineering design practice.

The company has always self-invested (in top of the range CNC machinery, in property, & in our staff) to deliver on our promise of top quality work, at best value for money.  We also understand that craftsmanship and knowledge are the foundations of our reputation and success.

The company has always prided itself on providing apprenticeships for staff, and over half of our staff have forged careers from their inception as apprentices in the firm.

We have a culture of perfection and attention to detail.  Equally we are instinctive problem solvers; proactive, pragmatic, and a good partner to work with; we are honest, reliable and provide quality results.

Our associated business E.T.Sheppard Monumental Masons, based in Henley-on-Thames, focuses on the memorials sector (this company was originally purchased by Alan Jones in 1944 but maintains the separate name & brand).

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Complete Stonemasonry Service

We offer a full service from advisory & design, through production & manufacture, to site installation. We combine traditional craftsmanship with modern production methods.

A F Jones Stonemasons

Centuries Of Expertise

A F Jones Stonemasons is a fifth generation firm, family owned and operated since 1858. Our reputation is built from centuries of proven experience.

RECENT NEWS
beckett house architectural masonry and stone conservation

Over the past 2 years we have been working for the MOD at their Defence Academy (combined services Training facility) in Shrivenham, Nr Swindon. The work has been to repair and maintain their flagship building on the site – Beckett House (Grade II Listed). We are very proud of the work delivered which is now close to completion. The work …

Castle Update

We have been building a wonderful ‘Castle’ for a Private Client for the past 2 years, near High Wycombe. Phase 1 is now completing whilst Phase 2 is ongoing and will continue into 2020. We are very proud of the achievements within this major project, including: • Circular Turrets & Towers. • Extensive arched window & door surrounds. • Extensive …

6axis Cnc Litox Gmm

Many modern stone cutting machines are 3-Axis or 5-Axis (and we have many of those!). Beyond the 5-Axis, we have now added a 6th Axis lathe which gives us the ability, for example, to carve 3-Dimensional sculptures from a single large block of stone. It also increases the efficiency with which we can produce columns and balustrades (i.e. circular profiled …

Princes Foundation

Fintan Morrison joins us for a 5-week placement as part of his Level 3 NVQ in Heritage Stonemasonry Skills. He is gaining experience on a number of different sites whilst with us. The Prince of Wales’ Building Craft Programme was established by the Prince’s Foundation in 2006 in order to preserve the skills and knowledge essential to maintaining our built …

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