• 23  of  99
Uploaded on:
19/02/2009 04:58:37
Digital Asset
File Size:
345.36 KB
1000 x 792 pixels
1825 views 4 downloads
P number: P210853
Old photograph number: A11052
Caption: Church End, Purton, Wiltshire. Looking north-east.
Description: Constructed about 1600, this Manor House is built of local Jurassic Coral Rag, a coarsely shelly limestone from the Osmington Oolite Formation The relatively thick limestone beds in this succession produced good blockstone which is widely seen in local houses and churches of the area. The Manor House is constructed of Coral Rag. The term Rag refers to the coarse, shelly (or ragged nature) of the limestone. The roof of the house is covered with stone slates which in this area are likely to be from the Forest Marble Formation although some use of local Purbeck limestones is also known. The hard, pale grey, coarsely oolitic and shelly limestones of the Corallian Group were widely used in buildings along their outcrops in Dorset, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.
Date taken: 01/01/1967
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 409500
Y latitude/northing: 187500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 345.36 KB; 1000 x 792 pixels; 85 x 67 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 210 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Average Rating: Not yet rated
Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Building stones  


There is currently no feedback