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P number: P211808
Old photograph number: A12290
Caption: Pevensey Castle, Sussex. Looking west.
Description: Pevensey Castle incorporates part of the original walls of a Roman fort that previously occupied the site. The keep and outer Roman walling of the castle are constructed from a variety of local building materials, much of it probably recycled from the earlier Roman site. Re-use of building materials from earlier structures is a common occurrence, particularly, as in this area, where suitable local building stones are in short supply. The stones present in the castle include local Lower Cretaceous sandstones from the Hastings Beds, flint beach cobble, clay ironstone nodules (Weald Clay) and distinctive ashlared, green glauconitic sandstone blocks believed to have come originally from the Upper Greensand outcrops at Eastbourne. Red Roman tiles can clearly be seen forming horizontal courses in the wall fabric. Several fine sandstone units occur in the Lower Cretaceous of the Weald. All were once important as local building stones. The sandstones include Upper Tunbridge Wells Sand, Ardingley Sandstone (Lower Tunbridge Wells Sand), Horsham and Cuckfield stones.
Date taken: 01/01/1973
Photographer: Jeffery, C.J.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 564600
Y latitude/northing: 104800
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
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