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Stone

Find out a bit more about some of the types of stone we use. 

Please note that the pictures shown here are indicative only; as it is a natural product every piece is unique and will have different markings. 

Ancaster hard white limestone

Ancaster Hard White Limestone

Quarried near Grantham in Lincolnshire.

 

Hard White – has graced cathedrals and prestigious buildings including St. Pancras for many years. The stone is uniform cream in colour with occasional pink shading and varying amount of shell content.

Ancaster weatherbed limestone

Ancaster Weatherbed Limestone

Quarried near Grantham in Lincolnshire.

 

This comes as a blue and beige mix and contains many shell fossils.

Cadeby limestone

Cadeby Limestone

Cadeby Limestone is part of the Lower Magnesian limestone deposit (of Lower Permian age).

The Cadeby Formation limestones have been used for building in the since Roman times and there is ample evidence of its use in villas and forts from the many Roman sites along its outcrop and is now commonly used in new build and conservation work.

 

A light bronze-pale white limestone with mild bedding. The variation over the beds is very consistent. A very durable Limestone. 

Bath stone

Bath Stone

Top Bed Stoke Ground Bath Stone is a finely grained, exceptionally consistent limestone with a pale cream or buff colour that mellows to the quintessential honey colour that is the hallmark of quality Bath Stone.

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