Coursed Tumbled Building Stone – Cotswold Cream Limestone

Our Cotswold cream limestone has natural variations in colour from pale cream to darker honey colours. Sourced from a British quarry it has the unmistakable grain and texture of Jurassic limestone, and is highly popular for traditional building and walling projects.


Our coursed Cotswold cream limestone is cropped to fixed height of 140mm to enable an easier and faster build. It’s then put through the tumbling process to soften its faces and edges, giving it an antique appearance that looks naturally weathered.

Coursed building and walling stone has a more contemporary look than traditional rubble stone. 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.

*Please note this product isn’t sourced from one our own quarries, meaning lead-times may be longer depending on stock levels*

What is coursed building stone?

Coursed building stone is a uniform stone that has set height of 140mm and random lengths and a bed width of 100mm. It is easy to lay and has minimal wastage.

If specified we can do the traditional mixture of heights 65mm, 140mm and 215mm.

Building and walling materials to match

For the building and walling stone that we lift from our own quarries (BMQ grey-green sandstone, Callow red sandstone, De Lank silver-grey granite) we offer matching ranges of flagstones, cobbles and paving, lintels and cills, steps and edging, wall coping and pier caps. All of these are available in standard sizes, or can be bespoke cut to your spec.

To offer the widest choice of colours, finishes and prices we also source stone from other UK quarries or from responsible suppliers around the world.

Many of these can be closely matched to other stone products, or can be successfully combined with complementary ranges – for example, using lighter coloured stone for cills and coping stones. If you would like advice, examples or ideas about combining stone ranges, do give us a call – or even better, pop in to our showroom.

For natural landscaping we provide boulders and rockery stones from all of our own UK quarries, with a choice of BMQ grey-green sandstone, Callow red sandstone, and Cornish silver-grey granite. These are available in various sizes from small rockery stones to 12 tonne boulders.

Different uses for coursed building stone

Here are a few applications for coursed building and walling stone:

  • Facing stone for new builds
  • Building restoration and renovation
  • Garden walls
  • Dwarf walls
  • Dry stone walling
  • Fireplaces
  • Chimneys
  • Gabion Baskets
  • Pillars
  • Wishing Wells
  • Feature walls
  • Retaining walls
An important note about natural stone

Whilst we have done our utmost to ensure the stone and colours displayed on our website are accurate, they are to be used as a guide only. Because stone is a natural product, texture and colour will vary from piece to piece. As we work through the quarry, seams will yield slightly different coloured and shaped stones.

The building technique, quantity, colour and type of mortar used will all impact on the the look of the finished product. Please bear this in mind when ordering stone products. For larger projects or any projects where a specific look is required, we recommend that test panels are built.

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

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Price per Sq metre
£130.00 ex VAT
£156.00 inc VAT