"130 Million Years in The Making!"
HorshamStone is a finely-grained, compact, calcareous sandstone;
Geologically, it was deposited as sandbanks and river sediments
In large rover that flowed across Sussex over 130 million years ago!
Dinosaurs once roamed across the Land of Sussex in England
During this Triassic/Cretaceous time..
Many bones, Footprints & Skeletons
Have been found in the quarries and sand pits near and around Horsham.
- HorshamStone is famous for its ripple marks -
Each piece is unique and unlike no other stone on Earth!
This happened because the stone was once apart of the sandstone beds.
Over the centuries these ripples have been valued by builders for there anti slip properties.
The Romans & Empire during the invasion/rule of England;
Romans where the first to introduce HorshamStone to the Land around 2,000 years ago.
The ability to split Horsham Stone into thin roofing slates has been highly valued and ever since it has not stopped being used!
Large numbers of Churches, Castles and Medi - Evil - Tudor buildings seen across Sussex, Kent and afar use Horsham roofing slates,
Over time it also weathers into a range of beautiful yellows and browns, giving charm and unique character to a building!