In 2003 the English Heritage Research Transactions Volume 9 Stone Slate Roofing was published. This section of the Stone Roofing Association website contains all the illustrations more or less full size, plus about 50 extra. The text of volume 9 is not included here but Transactions can be purchased from

English Heritage Publications,
c\o Gillards,
Trident Works,
Temple Cloud,
Bristol BS39 5AZ.

Tel: +44 (0) 1761-452966 (24 hours)
Fax: +44 (0) 1761-453408.

Some of the captions to the illustrations have been revised to make them more understandable without the text to hand. Also, because many stone roofs have been stolen, the name or location of remote buildings have been removed.

The colour of stone-slates is an important aspect of their distinctiveness but the colour you see on these pages will depend on your own software and monitor settings. So what you see may not be what is described in the captions. You are viewing this site using the option designed to reduce the need for scrolling on smaller monitors. If you have a 19 inch or larger monitor try viewing from the Large monitor link in the menu.

To help you to explore the various aspects of stone roofing the pictures have been grouped under the headings shown in the menu. Obviously many appear under several headings. There is also a gazeteer of most of the often obscure places mentioned in the report with a four figure map reference which will locate the place within a 1 km square.

Entering the map reference in the Get a Map page at will find the location (but not necessarily the place name). Searching on the place name (or somewhere nearby if the name isn't recognised) at can produce a map and an arial photograph where the old delves are often visible as areas of disturbed ground or scrub. A place name search at may produce a C19 map showing the old delves.

The SRA complete website can also be purchased on CD. Contact