St Bees Sandstone

Quarried on the west coast of Cumbria, St Bees sandstone is the darkest of the red sandstones we offer. St Bees sandstone can be found on many high profile projects thanks to its distinctive appearance, and is a popular choice for both internal and external applications.
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St Bees Sandstone is a fine grained and consistently textured stone. Its fine grain and tight bedding make it a highly sought-after stone suitable for masonry, walling and for detailed carving. It is generally red-plum in colour with variations of darker beds, light and dark spots and clays running throughout the stone.

St Bees Sandstone is cut and profiled for sale to domestic and commercial projects by:
Cumbrian Stone Ltd, Montal Place, Stalker Road, Gilwilly Industrial Estate, Penrith, CA11 9FE.

All stones are cut to order, and is generally St Bees Sandstone is available within the following size limitations:
Maximum Length – 2500mm
Maximum Bed Height – 600mm
Minimum Recommended Thickness/Depth – Vertical Cladding 75mm / Horizontal Paving & Copings 50mm

Please note that these limitations can vary depending on the unit sizes required. For all large units it is advisable to contact us to discuss the sizes achievable.

St Bees Sandstone is suitable for most masonry applications, including walling, paving, traditional cladding and architectural features.

St Bees sandstone is NOT suitable for use as a thin cladding/kerf and rail/rainscreen cladding system.

St Bees Sandstone Typical Variations

The top six samples shown on the above variation photo show a rubbed/ashlar finish. The bottom left sample shows a sandblasted finish. The bottom centre sample shows a pitched/rock faced walling finish. The variations shown in the above sample panel are indicitive of the different variations commonly found in St Bees Sandstone. As sandstone is a natural product it is not possible to guarantee the inclusion or exclusion of any natural variations within newly cut sandstone units.

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Cumbrian Stone Ltd

Montal Place

Gilwilly Industrial Estate

Penrith, Cumbria

CA11 9FE

Showroom Opening Times

Monday – Thursday

8.00 – 17.00

Closed Friday to Sunday


01768 867867