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P number: P526516
Caption: Specimen of Kerridge sandstone, Kerridge, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Description: Sample of Kerridge sandstone from the building stone collection of the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust. The stone has a cut surface with an orange-grey colour. This specimen is of Carboniferous age. Kerridge sandstone is one of a number of pale sandstones that have been used to repair historic masonry in Edinburgh. It has similar characteristics to some of the original stones used in Edinburgh. Edinburgh World Heritage Trust sample no. EWHT 69. Before selecting a replacement stone it is important to characterize the properties of the stone type. Chemical analysis can be useful in stone selection to determine the content of water soluble, acid soluble and solvent soluble components in the rock, to provide information on the potential behaviour of the stone in particular environments or under certain conditions.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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Orientation: Portrait
Size: 314.78 KB; 775 x 1000 pixels; 66 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 205 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Stone and the built heritage (Building Britain)  


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