Triassic

St James Church Hartlebury

Triassic Sandstone

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

The majority of the Triassic Sandstones found in Worcestershire are from the fluvially deposited Sherwood Sandstone Group (named after its type outcrop in Nottinghamshire) which outcrops across the centre and north of the county. The group consists of red, brown and grey sandstones, commonly pebbly or conglomeratic at the bases of beds, interbedded with red […]

Old Quarry Face, Forelands Grove, Hill Top, Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove Sandstone

January 1, 201312:00 pmMay 26, 2016 9:11 am

Red and grey, sometimes mottled, Triassic Sandstones from the Bromsgrove Sandstone Formation quarried in the Rock Hill and Hill Top areas of Bromsgrove. Used locally mainly for large boundary walls it was most probably exported and is used across the county. Several other sandstones from the same geological formation are used as building stones including […]

Hollington Stone

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

A red Triassic sandstone from the Bromsgrove Sandstone Formation of Staffordshire, Hollington Stone (not be confused with the Hollington Formation also from Staffordshire) is one of the main commercially available red sandstones. It is commonly used for modern repairs and replacements on red sandstone buildings whose original sources are no longer available. Examples include Worcester […]

Hadley Stone

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

A grey variety of Bromsgrove Sandstone quarried at Hadley, near Ombersley, since before 1800. There is also a smaller amount of red sandstone in the quarry, mottled with the grey. The stone has small patches of harder cement which appear as slightly protruding paler patches about 0.5cm across. Also occasionally present are fragments of carbonised […]

Arden Sandstone

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

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 […]

Close-up of pressure solution veins, Church Street, Kington

Grinshill Sandstone

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

Grey sandstone from the Triassic Helsby Sandstone Formation of North Shropshire. It is used sparsely in Herefordshire and Worcestershire from the 19th Century onwards, generally for dressings or additions to existing buildings. Easily recognised by the presence of pressure dissolution veins which appears as paler grey, slightly protruding veins, cross-cutting the rock surface. Examples include […]