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Dorchester Portuguese Veined Limestone Surround

Product Description

Fused over millions of years, this limestone contains fossilised plant and animal remains embedded in a cream background resulting in natural veining and grain pattern throughout. Cool to the touch and with a matt finish, this attractive material remains one of our most popular. We use two different variants of this stone:

Semi Rijo: This is sawn parallel to the natural vein in the stone resulting in a subtle linear pattern running horizontally across the fireplace. Small fossils will also be present. Often referred to as veined limestone, it remains one of our favourites.

Rosal: This is specially selected and contains far less fossils and veins resulting in a much clearer material. It is cross sawn and has a cloudy, more granular appearance when finished. It is well suited for more ornate fireplace designs.

Available as a complete fire surround and hearth or fire surround only. Contact us for surround pricing.




1370 x 180 x 50

54 x 71⁄4 x 2


1370 x 410 x 50

54 x 16 x 2

Height (inc.hearth)



Mantel Opening

710w x 640 / 700h

28w x 251⁄4 / 271⁄2h

Across Legs



Leg Depth






Back Hearth

800 x 380 x 30

311⁄2 x 15 x 11⁄4

Hearth Type


Hearth Shape


Every manufacturer has different leadtimes, below are the most popular brands and there estimated respective leadtimes from point of order confirmation.

Updated February 2023

Heta Scanline range – 12-18months for factory orders (stock orders have been placed to arrive throughout 2023 and 2024)

Heta Inspire/Ambition range – normally in stock in black/3-10 weeks if not in stock

Woodwarm – 30-35 weeks Popular models normally in stock or on order

Town & Country Fires – 10-12 weeks Popular models normally in stock or on order

Hwam – selection of models kept in stock or on display/15-18 months for factory orders (stock orders have been placed to arrive throughout 2023 and 2024)

Wiking – popular mini & miro in stock/15-18 months for factory orders (stock orders have been placed to arrive throughout 2023 and 2024)

Pevex/Newbourne/Serenity – normally in stock/in stock in the UK 2-4 week leadtime.

Mi-Fires – normally in stock/in stock in the UK

Dunsley Heat – Popular models kept in stock/4 month factory lead time

If the website is showing “In Stock” or “2/3/4/5 etc In Stock” this does not mean that the item is available as these could be allocated/reserved for our installations. Any orders placed on the website does not guarantee availability. We have tried to disable the ability to purchase through our website however, some orders may slip through.

Due to unprecedented demand the pressure on stove manufacturers has increased rapidly increasing lead-times to nothing like the industry has ever experienced, we have stoves on order for the remainder of 2022 and 2023 and going into 2024. Please contact us by email with the exact model you are looking for and we can check if this is on order or available in stock.

All stoves are for collection only from Cirencester Showroom.

STOVE GLASS – We do not hold stock, this is ordered with our supplier at the time of order, please allow 5-7days for delivery, delivery charges will apply whether for click & collect or delivery to you.

BEAMS – All beams are special order and are subject to the manufacturers leadtimes at point of order. 2-6weeks normally.

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