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P number: P211835
Old photograph number: A12317
Caption: Lewes Old Grammer School, High Street, Lewes, Sussex. Looking north-west.
Description: With few exceptions there is a lack of good building stone in the Upper Cretaceous chalk-dominated succession of the Lewes area. Consequently the principal sources of hard stone are the siliceous flint nodules derived from the Chalk succession. Dressed, squared flint is the principal building stone used in Lewes Grammar School. The lack of a good local freestone has necessitated the use of local bricks for the quoins of the building. Flint, in the form of rounded cobbles from the local beaches, or gathered from the local fields and then knapped or dressed, is widely used for building purposes over the areas of the Upper Cretaceous Chalk outcrop in south-east England.
Date taken: 01/01/1973
Photographer: Jeffery, C.J.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 541150
Y latitude/northing: 110000
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 340.36 KB; 778 x 1000 pixels; 66 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 206 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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