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P number: P210728
Old photograph number: A10892
Caption: Snettisham Church, Norfolk. Looking east.
Description: This large, late medieval church at Snettisham is typical of many in this area where a mixture of local building stones are used for the main walling material, chalk, flints and ferruginous carstone, with better quality oolitic freestones of the Lincolnshire Limestone Formation imported for more ornate mouldings and carved stonework. Built in the 14th century decorated style, Snettisham Church has its nave and tower constructed of partially dressed blocks of chalk and flint. The spire, pinnacles, copings, buttresses and window tracery are made of oolitic limestone, one of the Middle Jurassic freestones. The wall in the foreground is made of dressed Carstone blocks which have suffered some frost damage. While this area of Norfolk produced a wide variety of local building materials, including sandstones, limestones and flints, none were good enough to qualify as freestones. Consequently from medieval times onwards the oolitic limestones of Lincolnshire were commonly imported for the stonework in all the more prestigious buildings.
Date taken: 01/01/1966
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 569500
Y latitude/northing: 334500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 275.36 KB; 802 x 1000 pixels; 68 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 212 x 265 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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