Antique reclaimed “Napoleon” cobbles
Antique reclaimed “Napoleon” cobbles : Current “Napoleon” big format cobbles in approx 25cm x 25cm (10 x 10 inches) with variation, in the classic French gritstone color blend “beige-caramel”. The provenance of this approx 700 m2 (7,500 sq ft) consignment is interesting: The first photo shows them prior to being lifted from nearby La Ménitré railway station close to the River Loire. Following is an old postcard of the station, and stock photos at BCA. This railway line was built in the middle of the 19th century, so we assume the setts are about 150 years old. Weight approx 380 kg per square metre (approx 78 US lbs per sq ft).