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P number: P209950
Old photograph number: A10043
Caption: Rusper Church, near Horsham, Sussex. Looking north-west.
Description: Rusper Church is typical of many older buildings in the Horsham area of the Weald being constructed completely in locally quarried stones from the Lower Cretaceous. Horsham Stone slates are used for the roofing, and various brown, fine-grained Tunbridge Wells sandstones for the walls. The roofs of the nave and chancel are of thinly-bedded calcareous sandstone, probably Horsham Stone; the walls of nave and chancel are also of sandstone which are probably from the Upper Tunbridge Wells Sand. The tower, is built of larger, dressed blocks of sandstone probably from the Lower Tunbridge Wells Sand. 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: 520500
Y latitude/northing: 137500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 349.96 KB; 1000 x 779 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 206 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Stone and the built heritage (Building Britain), Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Building stones  


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