Creeton Limestone is an oosparite limestone from the Creeton Quarry at Little Bytham, Grantham, Lincolnshire.
This limestone is used predominantly in the Lincolnshire area as a traditional building stone for residential and landscaping projects. It is also one of the more popular choices for one of our fireplaces.
Creeton Limestone is extracted from three distinct beds: Banded, Hard White and Silverbed, which all offer a slightly different white, cream, honey or beige colour.
The stone we use for our fireplaces comes from the Hard White bed. We use this because of its tight texture, meaning it is suitable for fine carvings and our more intricate fireplace designs.
Creeton Hard White also has relatively low fossil content when compared to materials such as Bathstone or Ancaster Hard White, however small grey shells and veining can be found throughout the material.
We endeavour to cut all fireplace components from the same block of limestone where possible however like all natural stones, Creeton is subject to variations in veining, pattern and colour, sometimes even within the same batch.
The stone we manufacture is usually a cream or light beige colour, however the material can also appear darker in some blocks and the background colour can vary depending on batch.