Doddington Doddington sandstone detail
  • Stone type: Carboniferous Sandstone
  • Quarry records date from: 1897
  • Quarry location: Doddington Quarry, Northumberland
Quarried in Northumberland, UK


A distinctly coloured Carboniferous sandstone from Doddington Quarry, Northumberland. Quarry records date back to 1897. This mainly fine grained pink to pale pink-purple sandstone gives a distinctive finish to traditional walling and intricate masonry projects alike. Extensive reserves of this high quality building stone are readily available.

Doddington sandstone has been used extensively in Scotland, particularly Edinburgh, and Northern England for many years: records of buildings featuring Doddington sandstone still in use today date back to the 1880s.

Stone Details

Physical performance of Doddington sandstone
  • Geological Type Carboniferous Sandstone
  • Colour / Texture Pink to pale pink/purple - mainly fine grained
  • Maximum Size Please consult
  • Petrographic Description Fell Sandstone BSEN 12407:2007
  • Apparent Density 2120 kgm┬»3 BSEN 1936:2006
  • Open Porosity 20.0 % BSEN 1936:2006
  • Water Absorption 6.4 % (by wt) BSEN 13755:2008
  • Flexural Strength 3.5 MPa BSEN 13161:2008
  • Frost Resistance 2.7 MPa BSEN:2006
  • Compressive Strength 64 MPa BSEN 1926:2006
  • 54.39 MPa BSEN 772-1:2000
  • Breaking Load at Dowel Hole 2190 N BSEN 13364:2002
  • Water Absorption by Capillarity 63.15 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.