Guiting Gold Block Limestone

A golden stone with a medium grain texture

Cotswold limestone for

walling, building and masonry

Guiting Gold Block has a distinctive, slightly darker golden or honey colour and a medium grain that’s typical of Cotswold towns and villages.

The block sizes are unusually large for a Cotswold quarry with a block height up to two metres and individual sizes up to 14 tonnes, which means it is useful for a wide variety of walling, building and masonry requirements.

At present, the quarry produces around 6,000 tonnes of Guilding Gold Block each year.

Physical performance of Guilting Gold Block Limestone

Apparent density BS EN 1936:2006

1832 Kg/m3

Breaking load at dowel hole BS EN 13364:2002

1820 N


Dark gold/yellow/cream

Compressive strength BS EN 1926:2006

10.53 Mpa

Flexural strength BS EN 13161:2001

2.4 MPa

Maximum size

0.5m3 – 2m3

Open porosity BS EN 1936:2006


Petrographic description

Oolitic Bioclastic Limestone

Post freeze/thaw (48 cycles) BS EN 13161:2001

1.7 MPa


Fine to medium grained

Water absorption BS EN 13755:2002

11.8% (by Wt)