Yorkstone setts, also known as cobbles or Belgian blocks, are small, rectangular stones that have been used for centuries to create pathways, driveways, and intricate designs in outdoor spaces. These setts are cut from Yorkstone, a type of sandstone known for its durability and distinctive colour variations.
Yorkstone has been used since at least Roman times in forts, through Norman times in churches, and during the medieval time as castles. During the later 17th and 18th centuries, grand manors, and mills were constructed from this material as well, funded by the booming wool and cotton trades, and used to demonstrate the areas growing wealth and power.
The quality of Yorkstone paving defines and unifies buildings and outdoor spaces, through the consistent use of this most prestigious of materials. It is high quality paving, that we source from Britain and comes in a vast array of attractive colours, and has an inherent character that is derived from many years of wear. The use of Yorkstone paving, either new or reclaimed, on a property creates a unique sense of style, that cannot be replicated with concrete paving, or imported stone. Precast, or artificial stone paving stains and fades after only a few years of use.
Yorkshire stone is a naturally occurring, sedimentary, Carboniferous sandstone of extremely good quality, which comes from the quarries of the Pennines, in Northern England. Yorkstone is best known for its use as a paving stone, it is used in most major towns and cities in the UK. Yorkstone, also known as York stone or Yorkshire stone, is widely used in the civil engineering and construction industries, due to it’s natural strength and innate beauty.
Yorkstone was formed over 300 million years ago during the Carboniferous (meaning ‘coal bearing’) period. Consisting of mica, quartz, feldspar, silica, iron oxides and clay. It has been quarried since medieval times and by the 18th century a huge industry had been developed quarrying the stone.
Our Yorkstone paving is of the finest quality. You can be sure that you are getting the highest quality with our Yorkstone paving flags. If you need us to supply samples of new Yorkstone, email us at email@example.com to arrange a delivery.