Creeton Banded Limestone

A honey or cream stone with a medium grain texture and light intermittent banding

A Clipsham Style block with

a wide range of construction applications.

Creeton Banded Limestone is a unique Lincolnshire Clipsham style stone with a honey to cream colour and a medium grain texture and gets its name from its attractive patina and intermittent banding.

The principal use of CB stone is for hand-set ashlar. Encompassed with other carved stone masonry elements it is the perfect material and choice for any job due to its consistency and ease of use. The beautiful banded patina offers warmth with character and provides a wonderful finish to any external or internal façade when used as a sawn ashlar.

When mixed with the other Creeton Limestones, a sawn, split and tumbled building stone alongside carved masonry detailing will provide a unique natural warm finish to any commercial or residential project.

A good example of its use can be found in the St. James Place Wealth Management Office Building in Cirencester where finished individual element sizes of 700mm heights with a rustication have been achieved.

Blocks sizes range between 2 and 10 tons, with a maximum bed height of 1.25 metres and are readily available for the stone processing industry.

Physical performance of Creeton BANDED Limestone

Apparent density BS EN 1936:2006

2161 Kg/m3


Light cream honey

Maximum size

0.5m3 – 2m3

Open porosity BS EN 1936:2008


Petrographic description


Saturation coefficient BS EN 12370



Medium grained

Water absorption BS EN 13755:2008

7.6% (by wt)