About Cirencester Stone
A line of hills formed by the Jurassic limestone escarpments of Central and Southern England has been one of the most important sources of local building materials for hundreds of years. It has shaped and influenced both the vernacular and grandiose architecture of the UK. The soft colours and tones of these stones make the villages and buildings as good as any throughout the globe. Unfortunately most of the small local quarries supplying this stone have now closed, and the bigger quarries are finding it increasingly difficult to get good quality material.
The directors of Cirencester Stone have been searching for an alternative to this diminishing resource and are delighted to promote its 'Classic English Alternatives' range, comprising Field Stone, Bullman, Battle and Rollo.
These stones are also Jurassic limestones, sourced from the Indian sub-continent, and are extraordinarily similar to our native stones in appearance but are harder and less porous than most UK limestone so are suitable for flooring and exterior paving.