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P number: P209976
Old photograph number: A10071
Caption: Drewsteignton village square, Devon.. Looking east.
Description: Drewsteignton village is sited high on the northern edge of Dartmoor. Holy Trinity Church and Church House with its large chimney stack are both built of Dartmoor granite blocks. Drewsteignton village is typical of many on the the northern fringe of Dartmoor. The church tower is built of Dartmoor granite (imported to the district). The house to the right of the lych gate is built largely of rough hewn granite blocks. The wall to the left of the lych gate is built of blocks of impure limestone and hornfelsed mudstone from the local quarries (now disused). The granites of Devon and Cornwall and their associated intrusive and metamorphic rocks have commonly been worked in the past for building stone, both for local housing and for major building projects elswhere in the United Kingdom such as the many 19th century dock construction schemes in London.
Date taken: 01/01/1963
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 273500
Y latitude/northing: 90500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 253.19 KB; 1000 x 770 pixels; 85 x 65 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 204 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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