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P number: P212435
Old photograph number: A13339
Caption: St. Andrew's Parish Church, Steyning, West Sussex.
Description: This late Norman church is built of local sandstones and limestones quarried from the Weald Clay and Lower Greensand successions outcropping just to the north. The church itself is sited on the Upper Cretaceous Chalk rocks from which the squared flints used in the construction were probably originally sourced. St. Andrew's Church, Steyning is constructed of locally quarried building stones. The tower is built of Lower Greensand sandstone, large 'Paludina' limestone from the Weald Clay and roughly squared (knapped) flints. The porch is also of squared flints. The chancel is roofed with flaggy sandstone from the Weald Clay (Horsham Stone). The thin freshwater fossiliferous limestones found throughout the Weald Clay Formation were commonly used for local building material in the absence of any other hard stones. They are variously termed the Paludina limestones, Sussex, Bethersden or Wealden marbles. Occasionally they were polished and used as decorative stones in local churches.
Date taken: 01/01/1979
Photographer: Jeffery, C.J.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 517900
Y latitude/northing: 111400
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 242.84 KB; 1000 x 666 pixels; 85 x 56 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 176 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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