Wealden Sussex Sandstone

Wealden Sussex Traditional Diagonal Tooled Walling (TDTW)

The tooled surfaces of this natural sandstone walling have a soft, weathered appearance, making it ideal for restorations, subtle extensions and for new builds that want to blend into their environment.

The 45-degree tooled finish to this stone ashlar was introduced into England by the Normans. It can be seen in many notable buildings in the South East, including Battle Abbey (1068) and Rudyard Kipling's house, Bateman's.

It is water tooled to ensure this natural stone ashlar can be competitively priced. The tool marks on our traditional Wealden Sussex Sandstone are softer than on our Fine or Course Hand Tooled Walling.

Product Code: TDTW
Type: Honey-coloured Traditional Diagonal Tooled Walling
Wealden Sussex Traditional Diagonal Tooled Walling (TDTW)


Priced per m2.
Sold palletised.
Other sizes and sawn joints available on request.


Lengths, random mixture from

140mm - 400 mm (51/2" - 15 3/4")

Individual course heights, random mixture from

102mm - 228 mm (4" - 9")

Depth, random from

102mm - 230mm (4" - 9")


GeologyLower Cretaceous, Tunbridge Wells Sand of deltaic origin consisting of cemented quartzose sand.
ColourHoney colour, with some autumn colours with veining.
TextureVery fine unique stone that is easy to carve with distinctive fine features.
Crushing StrengthAir dried 321 - 529kgf/cm2
WeightWater saturated 2524kg/m3
Acid immersion testpassed
Porosity (%volume)23.9%
Saturation coefficient0.67

Recommended Uses

Dry stone walling
Garden features
Load-bearing walls
Non-load-bearing cladding & facing
Window & door surrounds


Our experienced technical consultants would be happy to answer your questions about any of our products or materials. Contact us to discuss what you need.

01403 785141

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Samples are indicative of the texture and colour of our material.
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