Antique reclaimed gritstone “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”. With 150 m2 (1,600 sq ft approx) of this consignment remaining (in Jan 2021), the provenance 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.
Real heavyweights, they weigh approx 380 kg per square metre (approx 78 US lbs per sq ft)