Malvern Hills

Malvern Stone: Lansdowne Crescent Methodist Church

Malvern Stone

January 1, 201312:00 pmMay 26, 2016 9:01 am

Igneous rubble stone used in Malvern and around the Malvern Hills. A variety of lithologies make up the Malvern Hills of which diorite and tonalite (intermediate between granite and basalts) are the most common. Granites, pegmatites, dolerites, basalts and ultramfic lithologies also occur. Many of the rocks have been sheared and altered by fault movement, […]

Hollybush Sandstone

January 1, 201312:00 pmMay 26, 2016 9:00 am

Cambrian age, dark green, flaggy, micaceous sandstone with abundant chlorite and glauconite. Only known use for building is in Hollybush Church. Browse sites on the database using Hollybush Sandstone

Close-up of Ludlow Shales in Bank House, Leintwardine (copyright Scenesetters)

Ludlow Shales

January 1, 201312:00 pmMay 26, 2016 9:08 am

Olive-blue-grey calcareous siltstones, silty mudstones and mudstones. From a building-stone perspective a classification for the Silurian strata based on rock type is most appropriate, not least because the best building stone yielded by this ‘series’ – the Aymestry Limestone – is diachronous and, in the north-west part of Herefordshire, tends to be variable in its […]

Close-up of Cradley Stone ashlar

Cradley Stone

January 1, 201312:00 pmMay 26, 2016 9:02 am

A green-grey variety of St Maughans Sandstone quarried in the Ridgeway Cross area and used extensively in Malvern. It can be difficult to distinguish from the Halesowen Formation which is also occasionally used in the area. Cradley Stone lacks the iron nodules sometimes seen in Carboniferous Sandstones. Browse sites on the database using Cradley Stone […]