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P number: P211900
Old photograph number: A12427
Caption: Cornbury House, Charlbury, Oxfordshire. Looking west.
Description: Cornbury House (17th century) with its fine ashlared limestone stonework and stone slate roof (? Forest Marble Formation) is typical of many houses of this period in Oxfordshire which had an enviable range of good building stones. Cornbury House is built of ashlared yellow, shelly and oolitic limestone quarried locally from the Chipping Norton and Taynton Limestone formations. The Middle Jurassic, oolitic limestones of Oxfordshire produced several fine freestones like the Chipping Norton and Taynton limestones, which are widely used in the Charlbury and Chipping Norton areas. Taynton Limestone was one of several stones quarried in the Windrush Valley and was widely used in Oxford for some of the colleges and in the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire of 1666. From Norman times builders have exploited stone from the Jurassic Great Oolite Group to produce the architectural wealth of the Cotswolds.
Date taken: 01/01/1975
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 435100
Y latitude/northing: 218150
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 268.56 KB; 1000 x 838 pixels; 85 x 71 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 222 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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