Corsehill

Fine Grained • Pink / Red • Sandstone

Extracted near Annan, Dumfriesshire, this stone was extensively quarried in the 1800s, and supplied to many prestigious projects throughout Britain, including the original pedastal to the Duke of Wellingtons Monument, (Admiralty Arch), Liverpool Street Station, London, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, and the famous ‘Million Dollar Staircase’, New York State Capitol Building, among many others.

Its subtle variation of pink colouring and fine grain and its wealth of history have also made it a popular choice for specifiers in more recent times and we have supplied stone for a palace in Oman, Newcastle Crown Courts, Falkirk Sheriffs Court, and many other major contracts.

Applications

Ashlar Walling
Thin Cladding, Generix Lite System  
Dressed / Carved Stone
Rock Faced Walling
Rubble Walling
Rockery Stone
External Flooring / Paving  
External Steps / Platts  
Internal Flooring (requires sealant)

Declaration of Performance

To BS EN 771-6-2011 Natural Stone Masonry Units

Resistance to Fire Class A1
Shear Bond Strength Fixed Value
Apparent Density (Kg/m³) 1980
Open Porosity (%) 24.9
Water Absorpotion (g/m.sec²) 60.5
Compressive Strength (Mpa) 32
Flexural Strength (Mpa) 5.6
Frost Resistance (Cycles) 84
Thermal Conductivity NPD

Case Study

Newcastle Crown Courts, Quayside

  • Stone Used: Corsehill
  • Size of Project: 2000m²
  • Stone Supplied To: Barker and Walton
  • Architect: Napper Collerton
  • Year: 1998

Case Study

National Portrait Gallery, Queen Street, Edinburgh

  • Stone Used: Corsehill
  • Stone Supplied To: Various
  • Architect: Page & Park
  • Year: 1982 to Present

Case Study

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

  • Stone Used: Corsehill
  • Size of Project: 2000m²
  • Stone Supplied To: Laing Stone Masonry (now Vetter UK)
  • Architect: RHWL
  • Year: 1995