English Limestone

 English Limestones are mostly known as building stones but there are also some great stones for flooring and paving.

Our range includes:

Portland, Purbeck, Cadeby, Bath

Within this range, many of the quarries have several layers or beds of stone (known as benches) that can have different technical and aesthetic properties. Please call and we will be happy to discuss the details.

The most popular of our English Limestones are shown in more detail below but if you do not see what you want, please get in touch.

English Limestone Portland Whitbed

Portland Limestone

Description: This is the Dorset limestone that was used to rebuild London after the Great Fire of London. 

Suitable for: Internal flooring, Wall cladding, Masonry

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Purbeck Limestone

Description: Sometimes called a marble but actually a hard limestone, Purbeck has a range of beige and grey colours with shell fossils and veins.

Suitable for: Internal flooring, Wall cladding, Masonry

Other names: Purbeck Marble

English Limestone Cadeby

Cadeby Limestone

Description: Several beds with colours ranging from white to light beige.  Mostly used as a building stone but some can be used for flooring.

Suitable for: Internal flooring, Wall cladding, Masonry

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Samples of Spanish Limestone

We keep small samples of many of these Spanish Limestones in our samples showroom in Arborfield near Reading, Berkshire that you can take away with you. We also have some larger samples to view. Small samples can be sent out by post or courier. The samples are free of charge if you cover the cost of the postage.