An extension of the north-east Cotswolds, Northamptonshire is perhaps less well known for its plentiful and distinctive stone resources. Diana Sutherland discusses the great variety of stone in the county from a geological point of view. The book focuses more on the stone itself, its features and elements, and the location of quarries rather than the techniques of stone masonry and its use in architectural sense. Each chapter looks at a different type of stone including marlstone rock in the west of the county, the use of Northampton Sand ironstone, sandstones and limestone, Lincolnshire limestone, Wellingborough limestone and so on. Colour close-ups of examples of the various stones are presented alongside photographs of the county's houses, cottages, medieval churches and country houses where the different types of stone were mployed as building materials.
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Book Description Dovecote Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 144 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk190434917X
Book Description Dovecote Press, Wimborne, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 128pp, illustrated, new softback; Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 61005