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P number: P209949
Old photograph number: A10042
Caption: House in the Causeway, Horsham, 100 yd. north of the parish church. Looking north-west Sussex.
Description: The principal sandstone in the Weald Clay is the Horsham Stone, which has been used for roofing, paving and roadstone in the local area since Roman times. Ripple-marked slabs provided nonslip paving for stable yards. Most of the outcrops of Horsham Stone in the district have been worked for building stone in the past. This 17th century cottage shows a typical example of the use of the fine-grained, fissile, brown sandstones for roofing purposes.The natural fissility of the sandstone generally allows the stone to be readily split. However, sometimes frosting of the stone over winter is also necessary to help the splitting process. Horsham Stone provided an important source of vernacular roofing stone for many of the houses in the area. The last active quarry, at Nowhurst, ceased operations in 1939. Since that time there has been considerable local difficulty in obtaining replacement roofing stone.
Date taken: 01/01/1963
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 517500
Y latitude/northing: 130500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 327.08 KB; 1000 x 791 pixels; 85 x 67 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 209 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Building stones  


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