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P number: P212695
Old photograph number: A13642
Caption: Pendock Church, Gloucestershire.
Description: This church at Pendock is a fine example of Norman building techniques. Its solid tower is constructed of large blocks of the local pale grey, fine-grained sandstone of the Triassic, Arden Sandstone Formation which outcrops close to the site. Pendock Church is constructed of locally quarried Arden Sandstone. Clearly the sandstone beds were relatively thick in this area as some of the blocks extracted from beds of sandstone are at least 80 cm. thick. The church contains a 10th century font suggesting an earlier building than the present Norman church. The Arden Sandstone is a locally developed greenish-grey sandstone interval in the upper part of the dominantly red mudstone succession of the Mercia Mudstone Group. Although of limited thickness and geographical extent it was an important local source of building stone widely used in churches in the area.
Date taken: 01/01/1980
Photographer: Jeffery, C.J.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 381710
Y latitude/northing: 233700
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 487.54 KB; 652 x 1000 pixels; 55 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 173 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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