Corsehill Sandstone

Corsehill Red sandstone is a fine grained sandstone from the Triassic age. It’s 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.

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.

Corsehill Datasheet Feb 2016

Technical Data For Corsehill Sandstone

Density kg/m³ 2034 kg/m³ Flexural Strength 5.04 MPA
Water Absorption % 5.3% Slip Resistance (wet) 79
Compressive Strength 81 MPA Salt Crystallisation Not Determined
Porosity % 16.8% Saturated Coefficient 1.198 mean weight loss
Abrasion Resistance 32mm Slip Resistance (dry) 92

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.