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P number: P209135
Old photograph number: A09213
Caption: St. Andrew's Quarry, Doulting, 2 m. east of Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
Description: The limestone unit from which the Doulting Freestone was obtained occurs as a bed about 6 m. in thickness in the Upper Inferior Oolite succession. The limestone is distinct from others within the Middle Jurassic succession because it is non-oolitic being composed of abundant crinoidal fragments cemented together by sparry calcite. Two varieties of Doulting Stone were raised in the quarry. The Brambleditch stone is cream- coloured and finer grained than the grey-brown Chelynch variety. The stone was worked using traditional methods such as plug and feather wedges to break the stone from its bed. The quarry is no longer in operation. The Doulting Stone was widely used for local building in the Shepton Mallet area and was used in important buildings such as Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury Abbey.
Date taken: 01/09/1957
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 364500
Y latitude/northing: 143500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Quarries, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Building stones, limestone  


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