riven adj. literary split, torn. [past part. of rive from Old Norse]
Yorkstone is the generic name for the fine-grained, buff coloured carboniferous sandstone, found only in the Leeds, Bradford and Halifax area of northern England. Formed 310 - 315 million years ago, it has been riven by Yorkshire quarrymen for hundreds of years.
Yorkstone has always been highly desirable due to its natural non-slip surface, durability, attractive graining and riven pattern.
Our reproduction of hand selected, freshly quarried Yorkstone are guaranteed to be the best reproduction that money can buy. Available in a range of 11 sizes (see below).
London Street Flags
Originally quarried in Yorkshire and Lancashire, this hard wearing stone was once a familiar sight on the streets of most major cities. Nowadays, most of it is gone, replaced by featureless concrete pavers. Some may still be found around London, and in older parts of some historic cities. Originally a rich honey gold colour, it is this stone that gave rise to the old story that the streets of London were paved in gold, a story which drew Dick Whittington, a real historical figure, to travel there to seek his fortune. Now, after hundreds of years of wear and pollution, this stone is characteristically a dark charcoal-grey colour, but some examples (see below) still exhibit their original hues.
Again this range is available in 11 sizes, and can be manufactured in a variety of naturalistic colours to enhance any setting.
Albion Architectural Concrete