Scotch Buff is a Medium grained Carboniferous Westphalian sandstone, Generally Buff in colour with occasional brown bed lines and speckles. Darker buff to almost light orange patches also appear within the stone.

Quarry Location

Quarried at Gatherley Moor Quarry at Gilling West near Scotch Corner. This stone has been quarried since the early 1900’s, The location of the quarry has provided excellent routes to all areas of the UK giving rise to extensive usage in all areas of the country.
Due to the quality and durability of the quarried block, Cumbrian Stone’s Scotch Buff Sandstone products can now be found on projects across all areas of the UK.

Natural Variations

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Technical Data For Scotch Buff Sandstone

Density kg/m³ – 2120 kg/m³

Flexural Strength – 3.2 MPA

Water Absorption % – 5.7%

Slip Resistance (wet) – Not Determined

Compressive Strength – 58 MPA

Salt Crystallisation – Not Determined

Porosity % – 19.8%

Saturated Coefficient – 0.6 mean weight loss

Abrasion Resistance – Not Determined

Slip Resistance (dry) – Not Determined

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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