The thin flat beds of the stone have in the past been used for paving stone, paving slabs, roofing, flagstones, and even field boundaries (stone standing upright).
The paving's extreme durability as well as its attractiveness makes it ideal for garden paving and landscaping. Furthermore the stone's fossils, fossilised seabed ripples and the light brown buff colour make it attractive in any setting.
The church yard shown in the picture above is an excellent example of the use of Forest Marble stone for paving, walling, building stone and roofing. This creates the quintiessential English country scene.
There is also available sawn paving stone to suit more formal architecture and landscapes. Within this range there is a Blue Lias type flag stone which has been hand split and so has a natural riven surface.
Traditionally the stone is utilised throughout the Cotswolds and the West Country for roofing and paving. Today there is greater interest with utilising local material and building styles that reflect and compliment the local towns, villages and landscape.
The quarry provides much stone for London, Bristol, Bath, Bournemouth, Poole and Salisbury as well as many villages, towns and cities throughout the England and Wales.