Stone type prefix: S

Geological Outline

Sandstones are sedimentary rocks where small sand or grit particles have been coalesced with silicas, calcium and other deposits, sometimes iron bearing. Usually laid down in semi-separated beds, sandstones are often quarried by cleaving the stone free from the underbed.

Traditional Uses

Sandstones and associated gritstones are used for paving in public spaces, also for ashlar and masonry for buildings. Because they do not polish under footfall or traffic they have great longevity when used for paving.

Stone Type Code Stone Colour Available Finishes
MHTTopbankGrey RustDS, SB, F, RS, RA
SNHWindmillBuff GreyDS, RA, RS
SNHGWindmill GritGold RustDS, RA, RS
1902MoorgreenGrey−GreenDS, F, T
1904ThornbankBeigeDS, T, SB
1921NewtonRedDS, F, T
1922TarbetGreenDS, F, TDS, SB
1923MillbankGrey−BrownDS, F, T
1924MillbankYellowDS, FT, SB
1925PentlandAutumn BrownDS, F, T
1926WirksworthWhiteDS, F, T


Paving stones, Ashlar, Setts, Kerbs, Special features.

Finishes Codes
DSDiamond SawnFFlamedFPFine pickedRARiven, all faces
SBSandblastedFFFair pickedRSRiven and sawn edgesAAxed

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