- Stone type: Carboniferous Sandstone
- Quarry records date from: 1897
- Quarry location: High Nick Quarry Northumberland
A buff coloured Lower Carboniferous sandstone, which has been extracted from the High Nick Quarry, Northumberland since 1897.
High Nick Sandstone is mainly fine grained, beige to pale brown, with numerous fine iron spots found across the stone: a popular choice for traditional, natural stone walling across the North East of England and Yorkshire, High Nick has been extensively specified in urban residential and commercial developments requiring traditional walling and masonry products.
- Geological Type Lower Carboniferous Sandstone
- Colour / Texture Beige to pale brown - mainly fine grained
- Maximum Size Please consult
- Petrographic Description Sandstone BSEN 12407:2007
- Apparent Density 2140 kgm¯3 BSEN 1936:2006
- Open Porosity 19.70% BSEN 1936:2006
- Water Absorption 6.0 % (by wt) BSEN 13755:2008
- Flexural Strength 2.1 MPa BSEN 13161:2008
- Frost Resistance 2.6 MPa BSEN 13161:2001
- Compressive Strength 44 MPa BSEN 772-1:2000
- 36.93 MPa BSEN 772-1:2000
- Breaking Load at Dowel Hole 2680 N BSEN 13364:2002
- Water Absorption by Capillarity 72.26 g/ms²/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 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.