1. -EH Transactions 9 Stone Roofing LR.pdf screen quality

  2. -EH Transransactions 9 Stone Roofing HR.pdf 1.38GB print quality

  3. -Horsham Stone Roofing - Stone Roofing Association

  4. -Vernacular Slate and Stone Roofs in England, Terry Hughes, English Stone Forum in England’s Heritage in Stone

  5. -Slate and stone roofing glossary.pdf - Stone Roofing Association

  6. -Stone Slate Roofing Technical Advice Note - Historic England

  7. -The Grey Slates of the South Pennines 1996

  8. -Grey Slate 1.pdf The industry

  9. -Grey Slate 2.pdf The quarries and the slates

  10. -Stone Slate Delphs - A guide to planning applications for small quarries. SRA & IHBC

  11. -Peg Tiles in South East England: Regional Advice Note 1 - SPAB

  12. -Slating in South West England: Regional Advice Note 2 - SPAB

  13. -Law and Planning for Historic Buildings - SPAB

  14. -Pantiles and Maintaining a Pantile Roof - Historic Scotland

  15. -Repairing Scottish Slate Roofs - Historic Scotland

  16. -Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Roofs - Historic Scotland

  17. -Irish Roofs - A Guide to the Repair of Historic Roofs (2010).pdf

  18. -CADW - Materials and Techniques: Natural slate

  19. -CADW - Materials and Techniques: Stone slates

  20. -Historic Scotland - Roofs.pdf

  21. -Cambrian Age Welsh Slate: A Global Heritage Stone Resource from the United Kingdom

Practical Building Conservation

  1. -Roofing English Heritage, Routeledge

The Pattern of Traditional Roofing. Emerton

Building Conservation Directory

  1. -Roofing articles

  2. -Detailing and conservation of vernacular slate and stone roofs


Stone Roofing Association off prints

  1. -Caithness flagstones.pdf

  2. -Collyweston slates 1875.pdf

  3. -Cotswolds Country contentments.pdf

  4. -Roofing materials through the ages.pdf

  5. -Working the Elland Edge flags.pdf

  6. -Some buildings of the C17 in Halifax.pdf

  7. -Where did the stone slate roofs of Rossendale come from.pdf

  8. -Northamptonshire slate stones.pdf

  9. -Observations on my return from Bath Woodward 1722.pdf

  10. -Woodward on stone roofing and sandstone tiles 1894.pdf

  11. -Bibliography slate and stone roofing.pdf

  12. -Regional slating guide format v1.pdf

  13. -SRA Bibliography

Stone slate roofing National Briefing 1998

  1. -Stone slate roofing A national treasure in crises.pdf

  2. -.The Roofs of England Campaign 1994 - 1998.pdf

  3. -Case studies.pdf

Derbyshire County Council 

  1. -Stone slate roof guide for building owners 

  2. -Stone roofs model specification

  3. -Sources of stone

  4. .

North Wiltshire District Council

  1. -Stone tiling guide

  2. .

Tewksbury Borough Council

  1. -Cotswold stone slate roofing guide

  2. -


  1. -Repair of Historic Roofs.pdf

  2. -Stone slate roofs in County Clare pdf

  3. -Slate in Ireland


  1. -Bibliography of slate and stone roofing

  2. -English Heritage slate and stone roofing films - Swithland slate and Collyweston stone slate

  3. -Stone Roofing in England - English Heritage Research Transactions vol 9 ISBN 1-873936-97-4902916 32 8 Now out of print. See download above.

  4. -Images from Stone Roofing in England

  5. -Funds for Historic Buildings

  6. -Roofs of England: Stone slate

  7. -The Pattern of Scottish Roofing, G Emerton, Historic Scotland ISBN 1 903570 09 3

  8. -Roof Slating and Tiling, Frank Bennet and Alfred Pinion ISBN 1 873394 46 2 Donhead Publishing is now Routledge

  9. -Roof Construction and Repair, E Molloy, ISBN 978 1 873394 88 5 Donhead Publishing is now Routledge


  1. -Slate and Stone Roofing in Wales: Regional Advice Note - SPAB

  2. -Collyweston Slating; Technical Advice Note - English Heritage


When the arts of building are all of them killed out finally, and the memory of their doing dead, who shall build them up again? Will being examined in architectural history, practicing a mechanical system of drawing, and acquiring the completest equipment of all the routine of the profession give back to us the skill and delight of the craftsman?

W R Lethaby


  1. English Heritage Research Transactions Vol 9 Stone Roofing:  Saving England’s Stone Slate Roofs;  Stone Roofing in England;  Reroofing Pitchford Church. A4 156 pages fully illustrated in colour. Free download below