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 Building Stone 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.

Stone and other building materials in the Hanneys 2011 paper

Stone Survey Summary

Oxfordshire Building Stone