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P number: P212847
Old photograph number: A13870
Caption: St. Peter's Church, Withington, Hereford & Worcester.
Description: The distinctive pale greenish-grey sandstones from the Devonian Raglan Mudstone Formation were once extensively quarried for local buildings in the village. St. Peter's is a late medieval church and is a fine example of the use of this local sandstone. Withington Church is one of several buildings constructed from sandstone quarried around the village. The sandstone is a particularly coarse-grained and massive bed in the Raglan Mudstone (Lower Old Red Sandstone) which is not found elsewhere in the area. The Lower Old Red Sandstone succession includes many sandstone beds which were once used throughout Herefordshire for local building. The sandstones range from greenish grey to red in colour. The pale-coloured Withington Stone is a particularly attractive and durable building stone but like many of the others is no longer quarried.
Date taken: 01/01/1981
Photographer: Collins, R.E.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 356600
Y latitude/northing: 243500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 200.09 KB; 662 x 1000 pixels; 56 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 175 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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