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P number: P210139
Old photograph number: A10237
Caption: Cottage at Lindfield, Haywards Heath, Sussex. Looking west.
Description: A large number of period houses throughout the Weald area, like this one at Lindfield, typically show an oak timber framed structure with a roof covered in brown, sandstone slates of Horsham Stone. Period cottage with Horsham Stone roof. Horsham Stone, a thinly-bedded, fissile, calcareous sandstone from the Weald Clay, was formerly extensively worked and used for roofing and paving purposes. Its chief disadvantage for the former purpose was its weight, large thin slabs being difficult to obtain; to offset this disadvantage progressively smaller (and therefore thinner) pieces were used in the upper part of the roof. In this example the topmost slates are artificial and probably produced from local Wadhurst Clay. 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: 01/01/1964
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 534500
Y latitude/northing: 125500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 314.52 KB; 1001 x 782 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 207 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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