Coursed Pitched Face Building Stone – Callow Sandstone

Callow sandstone building stone features a range of natural colours from warm reds to auburns, with occasional blue-grey veining. It is quarried from our own Callow Quarry on the Herefordshire and Monmouthshire border. Cropped to fixed heights for easier construction, it is then pitched by hand to recreate a traditionally textured coursed building stone.


Coursed stone is cropped to uniform sizes, making it quicker and easier to build. It is available in the pitched faced finish shown in the photos here, with a prominent texture created by hand for a traditional finish. For a softer look, our Callow red sandstone coursed building stone also comes in a tumbled finish.

Coursed pitched face building stone combines the contemporary with the traditional. It makes it a good choice for an extension or outbuildings where the new building needs to complement the historic stonework of the original structure.

Callow red sandstone is also available as a traditional random building and walling stone, in either cropped or tumbled finishes. Our vintage building stone combines coursed and random stone to offer an attractive traditional building stone to suit a lower budget, and also offers a tumbled alternative.

In Monmouthshire, our Callow Red sandstone is highly favoured for vernacular architecture where it helps to maintain the cultural integrity of local buildings.  With a choice of random or coursed building stone with pitched face or tumbled finishes, it has a multitude of applications. Callow Red building stone is also very popular in Cheshire, Somerset and Dorset because of its close visual match to traditional Cheshire Red sandstone.

We’ve provided a few tips on how to build a stone wall, and if you need any advice, give us a call.

£135.00 ex VAT
£162.00 inc VAT