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P number: P212423
Old photograph number: A13327
Caption: Holy Sepulchre Church, Warminghurst, West Sussex.
Description: This restored medieval church is constructed solely of locally quarried building materials - fossiliferous, Paludina limestone blocks and Horsham Stone slates, both from the Weald Clay Formation, and glauconitic sandstones from the overlying Lower Greensand. Much of the west wall of this Warminghurst church is built of undressed blocks of large 'Paludina' limestone from the Weald Clay. The lower part of the roof is covered with thin sandstone slabs also from the Weald Clay Formation (Horsham Stone). Fine-grained silty sandstone from the Lower Greensand has been used in the foundations and quoins. Horsham Stone provided an important source of vernacular roofing stone for many of the houses in the area. The last active quarry, at Nowhurst, ceased operations in 1939. Since that time there has been considerable local difficulty in obtaining replacement roofing stone.
Date taken: 01/01/1979
Photographer: Jeffery, C.J.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 511700
Y latitude/northing: 116860
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 244.85 KB; 662 x 1001 pixels; 56 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 175 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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