Darney Darney sandstone detail
  • Stone type: Carboniferous Sandstone
  • Quarry records date from: 1918
  • Quarry location: Darney Quarry Northumberland
Quarried in Northumberland, UK


Darney is a Lower Carboniferous fine to medium grained sandstone; pale gold through, light buff to almost blonde in colour. Darney's heritage dates back to 1918, extracted from Darney quarry, located at Hexham, Northumberland.

Records show that Darney sandstone has been used since the late 19th and early 20th Century respectively in Scotland. Historic reference sites include significant landmark buildings, particularly in Edinburgh. Darney sandstone is suitable for most aspects of construction including load bearing masonry and cladding projects. Extensive reserves readily available.

Stone Details

Physical performance of Darney sandstone
  • Geological Type Carboniferous Sandstone
  • Colour / Texture pale gold, yellow cream–light buff, white–fine to medium grained
  • Maximum Size Please consult
  • Petrographic Description Lower Carboniferous Sandstone BSEN 12407:2000
  • Apparent Density 2150 kgm¯3 BSEN 1936:2006
  • Open Porosity 18.7 % BSEN 1936:2006
  • Water Absorption 5.3 % (by wt) BSEN 13755:2008
  • Flexural Strength 3.5 MPa BSEN 13161:2008
  • Frost Resistance 4.29 MPa BSEN 13161:2008
  • Compressive Strength 68.6 MPa BSEN 772-1:2000
  • 60.0 MPa BSEN 1926:2006
  • Breaking Load at Dowel Hole 1465 N BSEN 13364:2002
  • Water Absorption by Capillarity 192.7 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.