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Cotswold Dry Walling Stone is one of the most popular products for wall building from Smiths Bletchington. Its natural colour with its subtle traditional honey characteristics is being quarried at the Smiths & Sons Rollright quarry, near the market town of Chipping Norton in West Oxfordshire.AX

This stone building material has become as popular nationwide as it is in the traditional settings of the Cotswolds.

Historically, dry stone walls were used as a means of field division – miles and miles of these creamy/honey coloured stone walls can still be seen today when driving around the Cotswold countryside. Whether for new walls or repairs, Smiths stone is ideal-locally sourced and can be delivered directly to site.

Increasingly, however, the Cotswold stone is being used for a variety of other modern construction work. For example: new walling, building of Cotswold styled properties, landscaping projects and it is ideal for exterior and interior facing/cladding. It can also be used to face gabion baskets – if you are looking for a natural walling style effect for the gabion wall.

However walls are only part of the modern landscaping project – why not complement your Smiths Dry Stone wall-traditional or in Gabion baskets – with matching Cotswold Aggregates for adjoining paths, driveways and courtyards. Smiths supply a complete range of Decorative aggregates, including Cotswold Limestone Chippings, Cotswold Gravel Chippings, Oxford Shingle and Self Binding Path Gravel which are ideal matches to your wall, being produced at Smiths’ Gill Mill Quarry based in the Cotswolds at Witney.

Smiths’ Cotswold aggregates come in range of different sizes and varying mixtures of natural beiges and Cotswold cream colours, so they’ll blend in almost anywhere. Adding that little something extra to the garden or landscape – as well as complementing your Dry Stone wall.

As an alternative to the conventional shingle path Smith’s Self Binding Path Gravel is the perfect solution – especially when a smooth compact surface is required. Where access is required for wheelchairs, pushchairs, golf buggies or bicycles for example, this product is an attractive and hardwearing solution.

The technical department at Smiths are very helpful and will give advice on all aspects of their products. Dry Stone walling, decorative aggregates and the Self Binding Path Gravel. Don’t be afraid to ask because if Smiths experts can’t answer an enquiry on Cotswold dry stone, as corporate members of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain they have at their fingertips details of the best qualified craftsman in the country.

Delivery, where practical, will be direct to the project, stone and aggregates are sold in Smiths branded bulk bags, (approximately 800kgs of stone/aggregates), but large ‘loose’ deliveries, by Smiths tipper vehicles, can be arranged. Nationwide delivery of the Smiths Cotswold stone is also available. Larger customers can collect stone and aggregates direct from quarry.

For full details of all Smiths’ products and services, and their free sample service, visit their website,

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