Elswick Grey

Fine grained blue/grey sandstone

This stone was extracted in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is a versatile stone that is available in large sizes. It is suitable for most applications including steps paving, ashlar and dressings.

Recent projects include the Stevenson 'Hive' Building Glasgow, replacement steps to the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, and flooring/tiles to Hexham Cathedral visitor centre.


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) 2390
Open Porosity (%) 9.3
Water Absorpotion (g/m.sec²) 3.2
Compressive Strength (Mpa) NPD
Flexural Strength (Mpa) 11
Frost Resistance (Cycles) 9.3
Thermal Conductivity NPD

Case Study

Stevenson Hive Building, Glasgow

  • Stone Used: Elswick Grey
  • Stone Supplied To: Heron Bros
  • Architect: EDC
  • Year: 2011

Case Study

Hexham Abbey

  • Stone Used: Elswick Grey
  • Stone Supplied To: William Anelay
  • Year: 2014