Portland Bowers Roach

  Albion Stone Plc
Stone Type:
Origin:   Bowers Quarry and Mine, Portland


Shell Content
Shelly Roach containing large grey shell fragments. The shells include Turreted Gastropods (Portland Screws) as well as large clams.

Shell Distribution
The shelliest sections of Roach tend to be towards the middle of the blocks.

The large Turreted Gastropods and clam shells are associated with voids. Some of the voids can be in sexcess of 50mm long. The stone's texture in between the voids is often tight and dense.

Typical Portland Colour - creamy/white, although the large concentrations of grey shells can darken the overall colour

More information: http://www.albionstone.com/portland-stone/beds/bowers-roach/