Locharbriggs Locharbriggs sandstone detail
  • Stone type: Permian Sandstone
  • Quarry records date from: 1759 
  • Quarry location: Locharbriggs Quarry, Dumfries & Galloway
Quarried in Dumfries and Galloway, UK


A Permian sandstone from the Locharbriggs Quarry in Dumfries, Scotland, Locharbriggs is one of the oldest and largest actively worked red sandstone quarries in Scotland today. Extensive reserves are readily available. Quarried since the 18th century, this red to pink medium grained sandstone is widely specified across Scotland and England.

Products range from traditional walling styles through contemporary cladding and architectural masonry. The impressive list of reference sites for Locharbriggs Red sandstone dates back to the 1700s and includes sites across Scotland and England as well as major landmark buildings in Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Stone Details

Physical performance of Locharbriggs sandstone
  • Geological Type Permian Sandstone
  • Colour / Texture Red-pink / medium grained
  • Maximum Size Please consult
  • Petrographic Description New red sandstone of Permian age BSEN 12407:2000
  • Apparent Density 1960 kgm┬»3 BSEN 1936:2006
  • Open Porosity 26.0 % BSEN 1936:2006
  • Water Absorption 9.3 % (by wt) BSEN 13755:2008
  • Flexural Strength 2.8 MPa BSEN 13161:2008
  • Frost Resistance 5.13 MPa BSEN 13161:2001
  • Compressive Strength 44 MPa BSEN:2006
  • 57.42 MPa BSEN 772-1:2000
  • Breaking Load at Dowel Hole 934 N BSEN 13364:2002
  • Water Absorption by Capillarity 57.29 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.