Geology & Land Use

These short articles form a brief introduction to the local geology of Oxfordshire and building stone in a wider context.  The Oxfordshire article is by Bill Horsfield, who entertained the group with a similarly titled talk in 2012.  This led to the production of a review of Hanney building materials which is attached below.

Anyone with a particular interest in the local geology should explore the mostly free resources available on the British Geological Survey website which offers a detailed view of any British site and a host of links to other European sites too.  Both links below should be useful and give many hours pleasure.

https://www.bgs.ac.uk/home.html

https://www.bgs.ac.uk/data/mapViewers/home.html

Stone and other building materials in the Hanneys 2011 paper

Stone Survey Summary

Oxfordshire Building Stone

Quarries-of-Oxfordshire

Berkshire_Building_Stone_Atlas

Walter-Giffard-mill