Sandstone

1997/012

Sample of sandstone removed from the Laigh Milton Viaduct

SKU: 1997/012 Categories: ,

Description

Sample of sandstone removed from the Laigh Milton Viaduct on the Kilmarnock & Troon Railway. It was probably quarried in 1809 from the Third Part Quarry one mile east of the viaduct. The sample shows fissuring which was susceptible to weather damage which was the main cause of the generally poor state of the viaduct.

For an article on the viaduct and its restoration see http://www.engineering-timelines.com/scripts/engineeringItem.asp?id=1243.

For a detailed paper on the viaduct and its restoration see here.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1997/012

Item Type

Short Description

Sandstone

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

Quarried c. 1809

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

330 x 180 x 125 (approx)

Donor

Date Donated

December 1977

Materials

Sandstone

Condition

Good

Display Location