Wattscliffe Sandstone

Popular with stone carvers and on restoration projects, Wattscliffe sandstone is a consistent, lilac sandstone with few natural variations. Quarried near Matlock in Derbyshire, this stone is ideal on projects where a clean and consistent sandstone is desired.
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Wattscliffe Sandstone is a medium grained and uniformly lilac/grey in colour with occasional buff/white intrusions. It is essentially a free stone and therefore almost equally durable in most masonry applications whichever way its natural bed is laid.

Wattscliffe 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 Wattscliffe Sandstone is available within the following size limitations:

Maximum Length – 2500mm
Maximum Bed Height – 600mm
Minimum 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.

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

Wattscliffe sandstone is NOT suitable for use as a thin cladding/kerf and rail system/rainscreen cladding, and should only be used as paving in domestic/low footfall areas.

Wattscliffe 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 Wattscliffe 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