Longridge Stone (also known as Lower Pendle Sandstone) is a hard-wearing medium to coarse grained millstone grit. It is generally light buff in colour with swirls of golden brown / orange giving it a distinct and varied natural appearance. Oxidisation can sometimes occur on the face of the stone causing a dark discolouration.

Quarry Location

Leeming quarry is situated near Stonyhurst in Lancashire, A family run quarry for the past 40 years calling on a wealth of experience to extract a top quality raw material with reserves for many years to come.
Due to the quality and durability of the quarried block, Cumbrian Stone’s Lazonby Sandstone products can now be found on projects across all areas of the UK.

Natural Variations

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Technical Data For Longridge Sandstone

Density – 2320kg/m3

Compressive Strength – 84 MPA

Water Absorption – 39.5g/m2/sec2

Porosity – 12.10%

Durability (Freeze Thaw) – Pass

Flexural Strength – 5.8 MPA

Breaking Load at Dowel Hole – NPD

Slip Resistance (Dry) – 100

Slip Resistance (Wet) – 88

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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