Corsehill Red Sandstone is a fine-grained sandstone from the Triassic age. Its hard-wearing and consistent texture makes it ideal for masonry, walling, cladding and paving. Oxidisation can sometimes occur on the face of the stone causing a dark discolouration.

Quarry Location

Corsehill quarry is located near Annan in Dumfries and Galloway. Corsehill was extensively quarried in the 1800s supplying stone to the likes of Liverpool Street Station in London. Having closed in the 1940s the quarry was reopened in 1982 and has since supplied many high-profile projects, with large reserves for the future. Due to the quality and durability of the quarried block, Cumbrian Stone’s Corsehill Sandstone products can now be found on projects across all areas of the UK.

Natural Variations

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Technical Data For Corsehill Sandstone

Density – 1980kg/m3

Compressive Strength – 32 MPA

Water Absorption – 60.5g/m2/sec2

Porosity – 24.90%

Durability (Freeze Thaw) – NPD

Flexural Strength – 5.6 MPA

Breaking Load at Dowel Hole – NPD

Slip Resistance (Dry) – NPD

Slip Resistance (Wet) – NPD

Abrasion Resistance – NPD

Vapour Permeability – NPD

Reaction to Fire – Euroclass A1

Please note that as natural stone is a natural product there can be variations in the composition of the stone that would result in these test results varying across the raw material. These results are an average taken from the testing of multiple samples taken from several quarried blocks. Cumbrian Stone would always recommend consulting a structural engineer to establish the minimum required properties where natural stone is being used for structural purposes, and the results contained on this website are not to be taken as a structural recommendation in any case.

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