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The History of Collyweston Slate - Claude N Smith

The History of Collyweston Slate. Collyweston stone slate is a fissile limestone of the Jurassic period (150 million years ago). . Collyweston, a quiet Northamptonshire village, lies at the centre of the area where the slate is quarried and the material has been mined here since Roman times. Fortunately the resilience and long life of the slate ...

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Collyweston Roofers Claude N Smith Stamford

Collyweston Slate Mining and Slating. Supplying and fixing Collyweston Slate from the only working Collyweston slate mine. (established 1965) Click here to view project photo gallery of the first newly mined Collyweston slates and slating on Bodley Court Building Kings College.

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COLLYWESTON SLATE Collyweston Historic

Collyweston stone slate is not a true slate but a limestone from the Jurassic period which splits naturally along its bedding plane to form slate-like shapes ideal for roof coverings. There are calculated to be 1,500 buildings in north Northamptonshire alone with Collyweston stone slate. Over half of

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Revitalising Collyweston limestone slate production by ...

2021-3-18  Mining of the Collyweston limestone stone has ... Collyweston Slate was described as a buff and blue-hearted stone 'so that some of the slates are blue, others yellow, and many are parti-coloured' although the tilestones were 'said to darken on exposure' (Woodward 1894:484). The industrial production of Collyweston tilestones was reported to be in

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THE HISTORIC ENGLAND COLLYWESTON PROJECT

2018-5-26  GLOSSARY OF COLLYWESTON STONE SLATER’S TERMS. Clive - setting a frost-split log on edge and gently tapping with a cliving hammer along each edge in turn until splitting is completed.. Dressing - shaping the clived logs to the largest size slate obtainable.. Foxing - the method of mining by removing the sand bed from under log and allowing it to fall. ...

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Collyweston Heritage Centre – Messenger BCR

Aside from this we have also had a virtual reality experience produced of the former slate mine which spreads under our site, as well as engaging a local author Joshua Parfitt to collate a fascinating support booklet, encompassing a collection of tales and facts about Collyweston stone slate and some of the characters from its past and present.

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Revitalising Collyweston limestone slate production by ...

2018-1-20  1. Introduction. Limestone and sandstone roof tiles (tilestones) have been used in Britain since at least the Roman period. The Collyweston limestone, together with the Stonesfield Slate from the Cotswolds, are almost unique in that traditional methods required the stone to be exposed to winter frosts in order to allow the material to be split manually into thicknesses which vary considerably ...

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Historic slate mine re-opens in Northamptonshire ITV ...

2017-1-12  Mining is set to return to Northamptonshire with the revival of a very old slate mine. For centuries Collyweston Slate was created by leaving lumps of limestone to split open in the frost but the ...

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Nigel Smith - Collyweston Slaters and miners - Claude N ...

Specialising in Collyweston Slating and Collyweston slate mining. NFRC member. UK roofing award 2014 for heritage slating. UK roofing award 2018 for slate roofing. UK Roofing Award 2020 for Heritage Slating UK Roof of the Year Award 2020 Uk roofing award runners up 2013; 2015; 2017 2020 claudesmith.co.uk

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Sutherland - STONE ROOF

2012-4-18  A geological section at a Collyweston Slate-mine is given by Woodward (1894, p.197; see also Sharp, 1873), the slate bed being quoted as 3 feet 3 inches thick. Woodward also describes the working of Jurassic slates for roofing (op. cit., p.482

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Revitalising Collyweston limestone slate production by ...

2021-3-18  Mining of the Collyweston limestone stone has ... Collyweston Slate was described as a buff and blue-hearted stone 'so that some of the slates are blue, others yellow, and many are parti-coloured' although the tilestones were 'said to darken on exposure' (Woodward 1894:484). The industrial production of Collyweston tilestones was reported to be in

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Fresh lease of life for one of Britain's oldest slate ...

2017-3-8  Mining consultants told Mr Smith he would be able to extract around 200 tons of Collyweston slate a year over the next 10 years before the mine was exhausted.

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Historic slate mine re-opens in Northamptonshire ITV ...

2017-1-12  Mining is set to return to Northamptonshire with the revival of a very old slate mine. For centuries Collyweston Slate was created by leaving lumps of limestone to split open in the frost but the ...

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Revitalising Collyweston limestone slate production by ...

2018-1-20  1. Introduction. Limestone and sandstone roof tiles (tilestones) have been used in Britain since at least the Roman period. The Collyweston limestone, together with the Stonesfield Slate from the Cotswolds, are almost unique in that traditional methods required the stone to be exposed to winter frosts in order to allow the material to be split manually into thicknesses which vary considerably ...

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Collyweston Stone Slating – Keeping the Skills Alive ...

The production of Collyweston stone slate has been taking place in the village of Collyweston for approximately 400 years. The slate is unique to the area and is of significant importance to the character of many local and national buildings, extending its furthest reach when shipped to roof Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island, New York.

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Slates laid at college are keeping history alive

2019-1-13  The Collyweston slate mine, run by Claude N Smith Ltd, opened in January 2017 and is the first mine in operation in the village for 50 years. The first slates from Collyweston’s newly re-opened slate mine were laid last month at King’s College, Cambridge. (6373576) Phase one of a roofing project was started before Christmas at Bodley’s ...

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For a Roof in Old Westbury, N.Y., a Singular Slate From ...

2019-12-20  The slate is made from a unique limestone found only in a narrow, three-foot seam 40 feet beneath the earth in Collyweston, a Northamptonshire village. Image The new Collyweston slate roof at ...

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Nigel Smith - Collyweston Slaters and miners - Claude N ...

Specialising in Collyweston Slating and Collyweston slate mining. NFRC member. UK roofing award 2014 for heritage slating. UK roofing award 2018 for slate roofing. UK Roofing Award 2020 for Heritage Slating UK Roof of the Year Award 2020 Uk roofing award runners up 2013; 2015; 2017 2020 claudesmith.co.uk

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Messenger BCR Collyweston Historic

Messenger BCR. Messenger BCR Group was formed by Paul Gibbons and Kris Kosmaczewski in April 2011 with a local Head Office at the Collyweston Heritage Centre. . Messenger is dedicated to the careful conservation and repair of historic buildings and structures, including Grade I and II listed buildings, along with the construction of new ...

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Andrew Kirby C.E.S.L - Managing Director - Construction ...

New #collyweston #slate #roof no more words needed. 😍 #heritage #craft #skills #conservation #stone #slating #artisans #architecture #mining Liked by Andrew

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Revitalising Collyweston limestone slate production by ...

2021-3-18  Mining of the Collyweston limestone stone has ... Collyweston Slate was described as a buff and blue-hearted stone 'so that some of the slates are blue, others yellow, and many are parti-coloured' although the tilestones were 'said to darken on exposure' (Woodward 1894:484). The industrial production of Collyweston tilestones was reported to be in

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Revitalising Collyweston limestone slate production by ...

2018-1-20  1. Introduction. Limestone and sandstone roof tiles (tilestones) have been used in Britain since at least the Roman period. The Collyweston limestone, together with the Stonesfield Slate from the Cotswolds, are almost unique in that traditional methods required the stone to be exposed to winter frosts in order to allow the material to be split manually into thicknesses

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Slates laid at college are keeping history alive

2019-1-13  The Collyweston slate mine, run by Claude N Smith Ltd, opened in January 2017 and is the first mine in operation in the village for 50 years. The first slates from Collyweston’s newly re-opened slate mine were laid last month at King’s College, Cambridge. (6373576) Phase one of a roofing project was started before Christmas at Bodley’s ...

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Mine re-opened after 50 years for work on King’s court ...

2016-12-24  Slate from Collyweston is a common feature of buildings in Cambridge, including the Master’s Lodge at Trinity College, and the Round Church. According to Northamptonshire County Council, the King’s commission will

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Slater’s delight as mine is able to open once more

2015-6-27  Rare Collyweston slate will once again be produced in the Mercury area after councillors granted permission for a mine to reopen. Slater’s delight as mine is able to open once more More news, no ads

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For a Roof in Old Westbury, N.Y., a Singular Slate From ...

2019-12-20  The slate is made from a unique limestone found only in a narrow, three-foot seam 40 feet beneath the earth in Collyweston, a Northamptonshire village. Image The new Collyweston slate roof at ...

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Sutherland - STONE ROOF

2012-4-18  A geological section at a Collyweston Slate-mine is given by Woodward (1894, p.197; see also Sharp, 1873), the slate bed being quoted as 3 feet 3 inches thick. Woodward also describes the working of Jurassic slates for

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The Vegetation of the Old Stone Quarries at

Besides the slate, these quarries produced in the past a large amount of high-quality limestone for building and also for lime-burning, much rough shaley limestone for making dry walls, and sand. As the demand for these by-products grew less, the cost of removing the overburden to obtain the slate alone became excessive, and mining was started ...

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Stone Slate Roofing - NFRC

2016-7-21  rock and progressed to mining. In both cases it was (and remains) a manual process although, today, small excavators are sometimes used to loosen the rock before selecting, splitting, and dressing are done by hand. 2.3.2 Stone slates were mined at Purbeck in Dorset, at Collyweston and Duston in Northamptonshire, at Stonesfield and elsewhere in the

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Andrew Kirby C.E.S.L - Managing Director - Construction ...

New #collyweston #slate #roof no more words needed. 😍 #heritage #craft #skills #conservation #stone #slating #artisans #architecture #mining Liked by

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