I passed a quarry today – they are dotted all over the Cotswolds. Giant pieces of the famous Cotswold limestone were lying around waiting to be formed and shaped.
Cotswold stone is in demand for new buildings everywhere. It comes out of the ground, relatively soft and workable and, over time, dries out to form the brittle, crumbly and beautifully weathered stone that you see use in houses and pubs across the Cotswolds.
It’s so easy to work with, that stonemasons say that “you can do anything with it… except eat it.”