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P number: P207090
Old photograph number: A07165
Caption: Roadstone quarrying. Terry's Quarries, Offham, Kent.
Description: Terry's Quarries, 1/4 m. west-south-west of Offham. Looking north. Quarry in Hythe Beds. A general view showing the method of working in tiers. The rock is quarried for roadstone. The beds are practically horizontal and consist of alternating courses of hard limestone (rag) and soft sandy beds (hassock), together with seams of chert. Loamy drift with chert fragments forms the top of the quarry face. The rag is used for road-metal (note heaps in the foreground) and the remaining hassock for grinding. The Hythe Beds are Cretaceous in age and their lithology varies considerably in the area of their outcrop. They show a maximum thickness of 300 feet near Horsham while near Hythe they are only 35 feet thick. Fossils are numerous in the 'rag and hassock' beds but are rare in the non-calcareous beds.
Date taken: 01/05/1937
Photographer: Rhodes, J.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 565500
Y latitude/northing: 157500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 286.53 KB; 1000 x 694 pixels; 85 x 59 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 184 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Roadstone  


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