Halldale Halldale sandstone detail
  • Stone type: Carboniferous Sandstone
  • Quarry records date from: 1910
  • Quarry location: Halldale Quarry, Derbyshire
Quarried in Derbyshire, UK


A unique, beautifully coloured sandstone from the Millstone Grit Series of the Carboniferous Age. Quarried from Halldale Quarry, Darley Dale. This Derbyshire sandstone has a heritage dating back to 1910.

Halldale varies in texture from fine to course grained with a colour range from pink to buff with brown speckles. Predominantly specified as Ashlar cladding the distinctive veining within Halldale provides a unique opportunity to enhance the architectural design of prestigious specification projects.

Stone Details

Physical performance of Hall Dale sandstone
  • Geological Type Carboniferous Sandstone
  • Colour / Texture Pale beige–light yellow/orange–fine, medium to course grained
  • Maximum Size Please consult
  • Petrographic Description Millstone Grit of Carboniferous BSEN 12407:2007
  • Apparent Density 2287 Kgm-3 BSEN 1936:2006
  • Open Porosity 13.32% BSEN 1936:2006
  • Water Absorption 4.36% (by wt) BSEN 13755:2002
  • Flexural Strength 8.1 MPa BSEN 13161:2008
  • Frost Resistance 7.8 MPa BSEN 12372:2006
  • Compressive Strength 79.97 MPa BSEN 1926:2006
  • 78.92 MPa BSEN 772-1:2000
  • Breaking Load at Dowel Hole 1740 N BSEN 13364:2002
  • Water Absorption by Capillarity 24.97 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.