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Granite is a type of rock, commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.


Granite exists in different colors such as grey[1] and black.[2] It is softer than the Dragonstone used by the Valyrians in their constructions.[3]


Winterfell is built with grey granite. Its massive double walls,[1] its Great Keep,[1] the pillars,[4] tombs,[5] and statues[6] of the crypt are all made with granite.

Granite can be found on both side of the Wall in the Frostfangs[2] and the Northern mountains,[7] as well as on the shores of Great Wyk.[8]

The walls and the triple towers of the main keep of the seat of House Hollard were made of grey granite.[9]

The monuments and houses of Braavos are made of grey granite, whereas the legs and lower torso of the Titan and the islands surronding the city are made of black granite.[10]

The middle wall of the triple walls of Qarth is made of grey granite and decorated with scenes of war.[11]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

A stonemason chisels the likeness of Eddard for his granite tomb in the crypt.[5]

A Storm of Swords

Bran Stark and his companions pass a granite upthrust as large as Winterfell in the Northern mountains.[7] A group of wildlings led by Jarl climb the Wall from a long granite ridgeline in between Greyguard and Stonedoor.[12]

A Feast for Crows

Aeron Greyjoy revives Emmond with the kiss of life next to a rounded granite boulder on the shores of Great Wyk.[8]


Granite does not burn easily.[13]

External links

  • Granite - Wikipedia article on the real-world substance.