Thursday, 21 January 2010

Talking rubble

I finished knocking down a derelict outbuilding today and in the process was left with the above pile of stone. It does look rather useless I know but it is in fact a valuable resource for future renovation as the red sandstone is such an easily worked stone. Most (all?) quarries supplying my area have long since ceased operating so locating a matching sandstone is an irksome task. A quarry in Cumbria (St.Bees) is going to supply my need for new paving and cladding but the above pile will come in very handy when I finish on the main house and move on to the other cottages....whenever that may be!

4 comments:

monkey said...

lovely bit of stone there thud, now what about these holes?

Anonymous said...

Have you checked each piece of sand stone for any masons marks,The area has a number of closed quarries, Storeton is close,the Romans used it,so did the engineers who filled it with spoil from the 1934 Mersey tunnel ,Heswall is near, so is Thingwall,Thingwall is named after the thing,where the Vikings held a Parliament,Thurstaston supposedly named after Thor's stone where the Vikings worshipped and sacrificed I presume virgins :-), not to sure if there was any quarries near Raby as the buildings and pub are made from the same sandstone.

James Higham said...

I could see that in crazy paving as well.

DirtCrashr said...

Good rock is hard to find.