The building stones of South East England : mineralogy and provenance

Lott, Graham; Cameron, Don. 2005 The building stones of South East England : mineralogy and provenance. In: 10th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials, Paisley, Scotland, 21-25 June 2005.

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The South East of England (London, Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire), is characterized by a range of distinctive, traditional vernacular buildings. Stone from the local strata, which ranges from Late Jurassic to Palaeogene in age, has been widely used throughout the area for building purposes (footings, walling, roofing) and was also frequently imported into London, which itself has no building stone resource of any significance cropping out within its boundaries. Determining the provenance of some of these stones, away from their local context, however, can be difficult, but is greatly facilitated by studying their mineralogy, textures and fabrics under the microscope.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Other
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 02 Nov 2010 10:11 +0 (UTC)

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