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P number: P212468
Old photograph number: A13372
Caption: Edburton Farm, Edburton, West Sussex.
Description: The farmhouse at Edburton is sited close to the boundary between the Upper and Lower Cretaceous successions. The pale-coloured calcareous siltstones of the Upper Greensand, from which the farmhouse was constructed, represent the last phase of Lower Cretaceous sedimentation before the establishment of the chalk seas of the Upper Cretaceous. Much of the north wall of this farmhouse at Edburton is built of Upper Greensand 'malmstone' - a pale grey calcareous siltstone. This is one of the few examples in this area of the use of this stone for building. The term malmstone, originally used to describe a soft chalky rock, is commonly applied to the fine grained successions of the Upper Greensand in south east England. The equivalent beds to the north around Reigate were once an important source of building stone exported into London and used in the construction of the of Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.
Date taken: 01/01/1979
Photographer: Jeffery, C.J.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 523430
Y latitude/northing: 111450
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 225.12 KB; 1000 x 671 pixels; 85 x 57 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 178 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Building stones  


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