- Stone type: Oolitic Bioclastic Limestone
- Quarry records date from: 1880
- Quarry location: Cotswold Quarry Gloucestershire
Cotswold Gold and Cotswold Cream are oolitic bioclastic limestones from the Oathill Quarry located at Temple Guiting in Gloucestershire. Both are medium grain stones, with Cotswold Cream ranging from yellow to cream in colour and Cotswold Gold ranging from cream yellow to dark gold.
Both stones are widely used as traditional walling for residential and landscaping projects in the Cotswolds.
- Geological Type Oolitic Bioclastic Limestone
- Colour / Texture Dark Gold/Yellow cream to medium grained
- Maximum Size Please consult
- Petrographic Description Oolitic bioclastic limestone BSEN 12407:2000
- Apparent Density 1990 kgm¯3 BSEN 1936:2006
- Open Porosity 29.9% BSEN 1936:2006
- Water Absorption 12.2 % (by wt) BSEN 13755:2008
- Flexural Strength 2.2 MPa BSEN 13161:2008
- Frost Resistance Please consult BSEN 13161:2001
- Compressive Strength 16 MPa BSEN 1926:2006
- 9.07 MPa BSEN 772-1:2000
- Breaking Load at Dowel Hole 1820 N BSEN 13364:2002
- Water Absorption by Capillarity 41.49 g/m²/s BSEN 1925:1999
NOTE: This data should only be used as an indication of the future performance of the stone. Test results may not be representative of the whole quarry. The information given is for guidance only and is subject to alteration without notice. We recommend that customers contact Marshalls Stancliffe Stones to ensure that the details are currently valid. Stone being a natural product may vary significantly in colour and texture within the same range of stone. The stone image on this page is only as accurate as the screen/print out device allows. It is strongly recommended that stone samples are requested to check colour and texture prior to ordering.