Lazonby Lazonby sandstone detail
  • Stone type: Permian Triassic Sandstone
  • Quarry records date from: 1878
  • Quarry location: Lazonby Quarry Cumbria
Quarried in Cumbria, UK


A Permian Triassic sandstone extracted from a quarry located near Penrith in Cumbria, quarry records date from 1878. Extensive reserves are readily available. Lazonby is a medium grained sandstone which has a consistent salmon red colour, enhanced by the sparkle of quartz grains.

Suitable for traditional masonry and walling styles through to cladding and architectural masonry. This popular red sandstone is widely specified on a range of construction projects throughout the UK.

Stone Details

Physical performance of Lazonby sandstone
  • Geological Type Permian
  • Colour / Texture Salmon red / coarse to medium grained
  • Maximum Size Please consult
  • Petrographic Description New red sandstone of Permian age BSEN 12407:2007
  • Apparent Density 2340 Kgm-3 BSEN 1936:2006
  • Open Porosity 11.6% BSEN 1936:200
  • Water Absorption 2.4% (by wt) BSEN 13755:2002
  • Flexural Strength 2.04 MPa BSEN 13161:2001
  • Frost Resistance 2.54 MPa BSEN 13161:2001
  • Compressive Strength 114 MPa BSEN 1926:2006
  • 100.37 MPa BSEN 772-1:2000
  • Breaking Load at Dowel Hole 1006 N BSEN 13364:2002
  • Water Absorption by Capillarity 26.36 g/m²/s BSEN 1925:1999

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NOTE: This data should only be used as an indication of the future performance of the stone. Test results may not be representative of the whole quarry. The information given is for guidance only and is subject to alteration without notice. We recommend that customers contact Marshalls Stancliffe Stones to ensure that the details are currently valid. Stone being a natural product may vary significantly in colour and texture within the same range of stone. The stone image on this page is only as accurate as the screen/print out device allows. It is strongly recommended that stone samples are requested to check colour and texture prior to ordering.