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P number: P210050
Old photograph number: A10145
Caption: Bayham Abbey, 4 m. east-south-east of Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Description: Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century lead to the stripping, sale and removal of building materials from many monastic buildings such as occurred at Bayham Abbey. Remains of Bayham Abbey (Premonstratensian), founded c. AD 1207. Sandstone quarried locally from the top of the Ashdown Beds (Hastings Beds, Lower Cretaceous) has been used extensively on this building. The fine brown sandstones of the Ashdown Formation form one of several sandstone units in the Lower Cretaceous of the Weald that were important in the past as local buildings stones. Other sandstones used as building stones in the Weald include the Ardingley Sandstone (Lower Tunbridge Wells Sand), Horsham and Cuckfield stones. Shelly limestones, flints and Chalk itself was also used as building materials and bricks of various grades were manufactured in great quantities.
Date taken: 01/01/1964
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 565500
Y latitude/northing: 136500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 296.99 KB; 1000 x 787 pixels; 85 x 67 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 208 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Building stones  


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