Guiting Stone is an Oolitic limestone originating from the Inferior Oolite formation of middle Jurassic Age. Guiting Stone is principally formed from micritic ooids in a micritic matrix with small shells, the stone is medium to fine grained with no clay minerals present.
Guiting Stone from Coscombe Quarry has traditionally been used for masonry both in the local community and further afield.
Product Type: Oolitic limestone
Quarry: Guiting (Coscombe) Quarry
Material: Cotswold Stone
- Raw block stone
- Walling stone
Oolitic limestone originating from the inferior Oolite formation of middle Jurassic age.
Principally formed from micritic ooids in a micritic matrix with small shells, the stone is medium to fine grained with no clay minerals present.
Durability & Weathering
Guiting Stone from Coscombe Quarry has traditionally been used for masonry both in the local community and further afield. Although one of the softer building limestones, it weathers well, especially when stonework is detailed to offer maximum protection to rainwater and rainwater run-off.
Based on current research, it seems likely that the stone will weather at a rate of between 3 and 4 millimetres per 100 years, but it could be greater in severe exposures or on the edges of stonework.
Projects Using Guiting Stone
- Balliol College - Oxford, 1906
- Royal Oxford Hotel - Oxford, 1938
- Prinknash Abbey - Gloucestershire, 1970
- Cosenor's House - Abingdon, 1980
- Police Houses (Walling Stone) Sturminster - Newton, 1981
- Bursar's Lodge, Magdalen College - Oxford, 1983
- Tudor Gatehouse, Tewkesbury Abbey - Tewkesbury, 1986
- Internals - Trocadero - Oxford, 1990
- The Podium - Bath, 1992
- Town House - Kuwait, 1996
- Ealing Abbey - Ealing, 1997
- Paddock House Withington - Gloucestershire, 2000
- Home Farm Estate Toddington - Gloucestershire, 2000
- The Vines Stanton, 2000
- Rolling Stone Orchard, Back Ends - Chipping Campden, 2000
- Besford Court - Pershore, 2000