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P number: P210854
Old photograph number: A11053
Caption: All Saints Church, Lydiard Millicent, Wiltshire. Looking north-west.
Description: This late medieval church is constructed of Jurassic Coral Rag limestones. The term Rag refers to the coarse grained shelly (or ragged nature) of the limestone. The ragstone beds are generally very hard and durable stones but are consequently, therefore, very hard to work. Commonly the ragstone beds appear in the buildings as undressed rubblestone blocks. This church at Lydiard Millicent is largely built of local 'Coral Rag' Limestone from the local Osmington Oolite Formation.The roof of the church 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: 185500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 324.24 KB; 1000 x 793 pixels; 85 x 67 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 210 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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