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Building stone, White Craig, quarried at Scotgate Ash, near Pateley Bridge, in Yorkshire, England, purchased 1883

Made in Pateley Bridge, England, 1883.

No.s 1003-52 are Building stones, cut into 6 inch cubes:- White Craig (Scotgate). Wavy white Low Stone from the low bed at the quarries. A dense sandstone and useful wherever hard wear is required; Locality: Scotgate Ash, Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire (SB). English Building Stones - see card 1043 (LC).

Summary

Object No.

1046

Physical Description

No.s 1003-52 are Building stones, cut into 6 inch cubes:- White Craig (Scotgate). Wavy white Low Stone from the low bed at the quarries. A dense sandstone and useful wherever hard wear is required; Locality: Scotgate Ash, Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire (SB). English Building Stones - see card 1043 (LC).

Production

Notes

Scotgate Ash is a place near/in Pateley Bridge, in Yorkshire, England. Item purchased in 1883, so presumably quarried prior to this date.

Information below supplied by Shirley Everett, contributor to the Strategic Stone Study, a joint project on building stone under English Heritage and the British Geological Survey http://www.bgs.ac.uk/mineralsuk/mines/stones/eh_project.html

The Scotgate Ash quarries were in the Libishaw Sandstone above Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire, the quarries had expanded to a network of 7 quarries by 1889 and formed one of the largest quarry enterprises in Yorkshire. An article in 'The Builder', Dec 4th 1886 described the quarries and its products. In the Stone Industry of Nidderdale by Geoff Blacker, British Mining no 55, Memoirs 1995; it is described as : ?White Crag: a light brown colour, looking almost white when tooled, with similar specks, used for landings, step, pavings. This prime product had a resistance to crushing of 734 tons/sq.ft. This compared well with other construction stones such as Bramley Fall Stone from Horsforth Quarries, Leeds (552 tons/sq.ft); Hard Blue York Stone from Arwith Quarries, Bradford (700 tons/sq.ft); and Hard York Flagstone from Shibden Head Quarries, Halifax (900 tons/sq.ft ).?

Made

1883

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1883

Acquisition Date

9 April 1883

Cite this Object

Harvard

Building stone, White Craig, quarried at Scotgate Ash, near Pateley Bridge, in Yorkshire, England, purchased 1883 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2018, <https://ma.as/533>

Wikipedia

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