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P number: P208275
Old photograph number: A08353
Caption: Weldon Quarry, 1/4 m. west-south-west of church at Great Weldon, Northamptonshire.
Description: Weldon Stone, which has been quarried since at least medieval times, is one of several oolitic and shelly limestones produced from the Lincolnshire Limestone in the Stamford area. The quarry is no longer in operation. The Weldon Stone is a high quality freestone that was worked partly in open quarries and partly underground. Typically it is a fine, cream even-textured oolite with a limited proportion of shelly material. The beds of good stone are up to 1.5 metres in thickness and can thus produce large blocks for further processing. The Lincolnshire Limestone Formation is the source of several important building limestones widely used in the East Midlands and East Anglia. The principal stone quarries were at Weldon, Barnack, Clipsham and Ancaster.
Date taken: 01/05/1949
Photographer: Rhodes, J.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 492114
Y latitude/northing: 289411
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 348.85 KB; 1000 x 706 pixels; 85 x 60 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 187 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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