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P number: P212413
Old photograph number: A13317
Caption: Gatehouse, Ewhurst Manor, Shermanbury, West Sussex.
Description: This c. 13th century stone gatehouse to Ewhurst Manor is constructed completely of locally quarried building stones (principally Ardingley Sandstone, Weald Clay Sandstone and Shrave) in contrast to the manor house itself which is of brick and timber construction. The gatehouse at Ewhurst Manor is a fine example of the use of local materials in construction. The tower and buttresses are built of Ardingly Sandstone from the Tunbridge Wells Sand. The walls of the adjoining wings are blocks of flaggy sandstone from the Weald Clay, probably obtained from flooded pits nearby. The quoins of the wings are blocks of dark brown ferruginous sandstone known as 'Shrave' obtained from nearby River Terrace deposits. Shrave is formed by the relatively recent cementation of the river gravels by percolating iron-rich solutions. Several fine-grained sandstone units occur in the Lower Cretaceous of the Weald. All were once important as local buildings stones. The sandstones include Upper Tunbridge Wells Sand, Ardingley Sandstone (Lower Tunbridge Wells Sand), Horsham and Cuckfield stones.
Date taken: 01/01/1979
Photographer: Jeffery, C.J.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 521140
Y latitude/northing: 119020
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 240.25 KB; 1000 x 672 pixels; 85 x 57 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 178 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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