Cadeby Bed 11-13

Cadeby Limestone is part of the Lower Magnesian limestone deposit (of Lower Permian age).

The Cadeby Formation limestones have been used for building in the since Roman times and there is ample evidence of its use in villas and forts from the many Roman sites along its outcrop and is now commonly used in new build and conservation work.

Cadeby Quarry has been an important producer of building stone for some considerable time. Several smaller quarries existed at the current site in a survey taken in 1854 and limestone quarries are known from the first edition Ordnance Survey map to the south, east and west of the present quarry. The quarries at Cadeby are well-known and are mentioned in the Victoria History of the Counties of England.

Since 2015 Cadeby has only been extracted with the Dazzini Chainsaw. The output volume of large clean block is well in excess of 30m3 per day on a single shift. This can be increased although good stocks are always available from the BlockStore

The 13 different beds in the quarry are strategically grouped so as to maintain consistency on any project where Cadeby is used. They are grouped according to technical performance and aesthetics.

Beds 11-13 – A very fine grained White limestone with occasional calcite veins. This excellent limestone can be seen on numerous buildings throughout the country including Westminster Law courts; University of Ulster and Creswell Crags Museum, Derby. It has also been used as flooring and staircase on the Asprey’s flagship stores in London and New York.

The quarry is usually worked all year round by one of our quarry teams and collections via 18-tonne rigid tipper vehicles are possible direct from the quarry. Stocks are also held at our BlockStore in Cadeby where availability is usually within 24 hrs. Please contact our sales office for further details 01246 927100 or email:
Average block size: 1500L x 800W x 800H.
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