Longridge Sandstone

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.

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.

Longridge Datasheet Feb 2016

Technical Data For Longridge Sandstone

Density kg/m³ 2320 kg/m³ Flexural Strength 5.8 MPA
Water Absorption % 3.5% Slip Resistance (wet) Not Determined
Compressive Strength 84 MPA Salt Crystallisation Not Determined
Porosity % 12.1% Saturated Coefficient Not Determined
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.