Cove Red Sandstone

Quarried at Kirk Patrick Fleming in Southern Scotland.

Cove Red is a fine grained, warm terracotta-red coloured sandstone. The stone can have distinct bed markings giving it an interesting characteristic. Cove is suitable for most masonry applications.

The quarry has in its past, yielded many thousands of tonnes and at the turn of the 1900’s employed up to 400 men. Cove Red has an enviable history, as large quantities were shipped to America and Canada, used primarily as ballast in the ships and subsequently as stone in various buildings on the East Coast, including the base of the Statue of Liberty. More recently projects include Yeoman’s Row and Mayfair in London; The old BHS building in Swindon; Robertson Street, Glasgow; Bolton School and the Theological College Belfast.

There are large reserves with long term planning consent. The quarry is worked periodically by our Northern quarry team, either to order or to replenish stocks at the BlockStore in Cadeby. When the team is working at the quarry, collection with artics is available. Availability from stock is usually 24 hrs. as with all our stones. Please contact our sales office for further details on 01246 927100 or email:
Average block size: 2000L x 1200W x 400 to 500H
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