- Stone type: Carboniferous Sandstone
- Quarry records date from: 1835
- Quarry location: Stoke Hall Quarry, Derbyshire
A fine to medium grained buff coloured sandstone from the Carboniferous age. This versatile stone has been extracted from the Stoke Hall Quarry at Grindleford since 1835. Its durability and consistent buff colour makes Stoke Hall sandstone a popular choice for a wide range of building types and styles across the UK. With extensive reserves readily available, Stoke Hall sandstone is perfect for all size of projects – from major commercial builds to residential developments.
Significant project records for Stoke Hall include commercial and civic buildings, some dating back to the early 1900s. It should also be noted that in recent years Stoke Hall sandstone has been deemed a suitable match to Scottish blonde sandstones which are no longer available. Stoke Hall has been specified for the mixed use development on George IV Bridge Edinburgh (including the Hotel Missoni).
- Geological Type Carboniferous Sandstone
- Colour / Texture Buff - fine to medium grained
- Maximum Size Please consult
- Petrographic Description Sub-Arkose sandstone BSEN 12407:2000
- Apparent Density 2280 kgm¯3 BSEN 1936:2006
- Open Porosity 13.9 % BSEN 1936:2006
- Water Absorption 4.0% (by wt) BSEN 13755:2008
- Flexural Strength 7.4 MPa BSEN 13161:2008
- Frost Resistance 7.12 MPa BSEN 13161:2001
- Compressive Strength 77 MPa BSEN 1926:2006
- 83.15 MPa BSEN 772-1:2000
- Breaking Load at Dowel Hole 2439 N BSEN 13364:2002
- Water Absorption by Capillarity 18.7 g/m²/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.