Gloucester Cathedral was built out of local Cotswold Limestone, but the quarry which provided this stone has been closed for many decades.

After extensive research, English Heritage agreed to use this stone instead of the original Painswick Limestone for the restoration of the Cathedral which had the same characteristic, geology, and aspect.


  • Porosity: 22.1%
  • Compressive Strength: 33.1 MPa
  • Abrasive Resistance: 36mm
  • Frost Resistance: 138 cycles
  • Density: 2080kg/m3
  • Breaking Strength: 5.5 MPa