A distinctive fine to medium grained buff to grey sandstone from the Millstone Grit series of Carboniferous age. The stone is extracted from the Fletcher Bank Quarry, Lancashire.

The random buff to grey colour of Fletcher Bank sandstone is particularly striking when used for large scale cladding projects, providing a high quality exterior finish which harmonises with existing urban surroundings.

Fletcher Bank brown sandstone has been used on many prestigious construction projects throughout the UK, some of which are featured in our latest natural stone case studies, for example the Natural Stone Case Study on the Latitude Red in Leeds.

Marshalls Stancliffe Stones are able to offer a full range of UK stone types and colours including Limestones, Sandstones and Ironstones.

For more information on Fletcher Bank Brown Sandstone, talk to us on 0845 302 0702 or contact Marshalls Stancliffe Stones online. You can also request natural stone samples online.

  • STONE TYPE: Sandstone
  • QUARRY LOCATION: Fletcher Bank Quarry, Ramsbottom, Lancashire


  • Geological Type Sandstone
  • Colour / Texture Buff / Grey - medium grained to course
  • Maximum Size Please consult
  • Petrographic Description Sandstone BSEN 12407:2000
  • Apparent Density 2360 Kgm -3 BSEN 1936 : 2006
  • Open Porosity 10.44% BSEN 1936: 2006
  • Water Absorption 3.39% (by wt) BSEN 13755:2002
  • Flexural Strength 4.7 MPa BSEN 13161:2008
  • Frost Resistance 5.19 MPa BSEN 12371:2001
  • Compressive Strength 72.09 MPa BSEN 1926:2006
  •   82.54 MPa BSEN 772-1:2000
  • Breaking Load at Dowel Hole 2534 N BSEN 13364:2002
  • Water Absorption by Capillarity 12.43 g/m 2/s BSEN 1925:1999

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 Stancliffe Stone 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.