• 60  of  99
Uploaded on:
21/02/2009 09:13:43
Digital Asset
File Size:
319.12 KB
1000 x 793 pixels
1189 views 5 downloads
P number: P222712
Old photograph number: L02022
Caption: House on the edge of Wootton Village, Staffordshire. Looking north-west.
Description: This stone-built house in the village of Wootton is constructed of large ashlared blocks of the local Hollington Stone. The house at Wootton stands on a foundation of moderately hard trough cross-bedded sandstone (Hollington Sandstone, part of the Sherwood Sandstone Group) with baryte cementation along bedding planes picked out by weathering (lower left). The sandstone blocks from which the house is built are also of Hollington Sandstone, and probably came from a small quarry next to the house (just out of picture to the left). Quarrying in the Hollington area has a a long history dating back to Roman times. The sandstone which ranges from pale purple to white in colour has been widely exported outside the area for conservation work. The largest building in which the stone has been used is Coventry Cathedral. Hollington Stone was also used for the building housing the medieval Mappa Mundi at Hereford Cathedral.
Date taken: 01/05/1977
Photographer: Thornton, K.E.
Copyright statement: NERC
X longitude/easting: 410720
Y latitude/northing: 345200
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 319.12 KB; 1000 x 793 pixels; 85 x 67 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 210 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Average Rating: Not yet rated
Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Building stones  


There is currently no feedback