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P number: P212727
Old photograph number: A13750
Caption: St. Peter's Church, Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire.
Description: This largely medieval church has clear Norman origins. Despite its chequered past, however, the different construction phases all predominantly use local Arden Sandstone probably quarried from outcrops close to the site. The church is known as 'The Saxon Sanctuary'. Wootton Wawen Church was principally constructed from locally quarried fine-grained Triassic Arden Sandstone, the principal source of building stone in the area. St. Peter's Church is the oldest church in warwickshire An earlier Saxon church was founded in the 700s. The earlier church was built of timber and thatch and was later rebuilt in stone. The Arden Sandstone is a locally developed greenish-grey sandstone interval in the upper part of the dominantly red mudstone of the Mercia Mudstone Group. Although of limited thickness and extent it was an important local source of building stone widely used in churches in the area.
Date taken: 01/01/1981
Photographer: Leach, A.B.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 415400
Y latitude/northing: 263300
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 229.26 KB; 1000 x 663 pixels; 85 x 56 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 175 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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