Arden Sandstone

January 1, 201312:00 pmMay 26, 2016 9:00 am
Large grey sandstone in Pendock Old Church tower

Large grey sandstone in Pendock Old Church tower

Fine- to medium-grained, variably coloured green, brown, buff and mauve sandstones with some beds of conglomerate which occur locally. Often cross-bedded with planar or trough-shaped laminations. Used locally along its outcrop which forms a rough E-W belt from Malvern Hills in west to Inkberrow in east. Local varieties include grey Inberrow Sandstone and grey to white Pendock Sandstone which is notably used in large blocks in the tower of Pendock Old Church.

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Written by Elliot Carter

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