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A honey-colored stone. The Cotswold Stone. | Part #3

The Beauty and Diversity of Cotswold Stone

Cotswold stone has been used for various purposes throughout history, from Roman villas to medieval churches to modern cottages. It has been shaped into blocks, slabs, tiles, arches, columns, pinnacles, gargoyles, sculptures, and more.

Each piece of stone has its own story to tell:

where it came from,

how old it is,

what fossils it contains,

how it was cut,

how it was transported,

how it was laid,

how it was decorated,

how it was repaired,

and how it has changed over time.

Cotswold stone reflects not only the natural history but also the cultural history of this region. It shows how people have interacted with their environment, using local resources creatively and sustainably.

It also shows how people have expressed their identity, values, beliefs, and aspirations through their architecture and art through the centuries.

Old Quarried and Conservation Stone were designed to continue this timeline. Being cast from original Cotswold stone, they replicate all the best features, such as color, texture, and finish, while removing some of the struggles associated with the installation.

We hope you've enjoyed this three-part series about Cotswold Stone. If you'd like to learn more about our Cotswold Stone products, please reach out to us though our contact page.


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