Witton Fell Sandstone

Witton Fell is a fine grain buff grit stone from the carboniferous age. It is generally buff in colour with occasional light brown flecks and veins. Its properties make it suitable for fine carvings, masonry, and walling.

Situated near Jervaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire Witton Fell quarry has been active for around 100 years with large reserves. Historically used in the construction of Jervaulx Abbey and East Witton Church.

Witton Fell Datasheet Feb 2016

Technical Data for Witton Fell Sandstone

Density kg/m³ 2190 kg/m³ Flexural Strength 4.4 MPA
Water Absorption % 5.1% Slip Resistance (wet) 65
Compressive Strength 66 MPA Salt Crystallisation Not Determined
Porosity % 16.0% Saturated Coefficient Not Determined
Abrasion Resistance 22mm 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.