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P number: P212040
Old photograph number: A12568
Caption: Malmesbury Abbey, Malmsbury, Wiltshire. Looking north-east.
Description: One of the characteristic features of Norman ecclesiastical architecture is the high quality of the building materials selected and the outstanding workmanship of their masons. The remains of Malmsbury Abbey, now the parish church still preserve examples of this fine craftsmanship in stone. Considered to be one of the most outstanding examples of Norman decorative stone carving in Britain, this doorway in the south porch of the Abbey is carved from oolitic limestone from the Middle Jurassic, Box Ground Quarries near Bath. The limestones generically known as Bath Stones are one of the principal sources of building limestone in the United Kingdom. They were worked from numerous mines in the vicinity of the Bath which now sits upon several kilometres of old stone mine galleries. The limestones are pale to dark yellow in colour and dominantly oolitic though some shelly ragstone beds were also worked.
Date taken: 01/01/1977
Photographer: Jeffery, C.J.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 393290
Y latitude/northing: 187350
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 293.75 KB; 799 x 1000 pixels; 68 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 211 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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