Herefordshire & Worcestershire have some of the most diverse geology in the UK. The variety of stone types available has created many locally distinctive building styles.This variety is not always widely recognised and can be highly localised. Better and wider understanding of this contribute to appreciation and conservation of stone built heritage and can inform sensible planning decisions.
You can browse pages on each stone type used in the area by area, geological age or rock type (see above). In every case the stones are sorted by geological age, from oldest (Precambrian) to youngest (Holocene).