Search Results for: Bromsgrove Sandstone

A (Very) Short History of the Bromsgrove Sandstone

August 18, 20141:51 pmNovember 11, 2015 3:43 pm

Here at Building Stones HQ we are busily putting together an exhibition to coincide with our upcoming roadshow at Avoncroft Museum 26th-28th August. Here’s sneak peak of some of the research going into that, much of which draws upon the Reverend Alan White’s excellent historical paper on the Bromsgrove quarrying and brickmaking industry. The Bromsgrove Sandstone […]

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 […]


March 10, 201512:28 pmMay 25, 2016 4:53 pm

Bromsgrove is located around halfway between Worcester and Birmingham, with the main axis of the town situated along the ancient saltway between Droitwich and Wall. The town lies on Triassic sandstones, which formed around 240 million years ago. During this time the hot, dry flat basin in which the area sat was covered by a […]

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 […]

Hidden History of Malvern College

February 15, 20174:46 pmFebruary 15, 2017 4:47 pm

Article by James Ferguson, a volunteer. After Great Malvern Priory, three of the most important stone buildings in Malvern are to be found in Malvern College: The first, the Main Building, is the work of the architect, Charles Hansom, in 1862; the second is the Chapel, by Arthur Blomfield in 1896; and the third, the […]

Where there’s a Wills there’s a Way

February 15, 20174:15 pmFebruary 15, 2017 4:20 pm

A brief biography of Professor L. J. Wills by John Gerner, a volunteer. Studying O level geology and inspired by David Thompson, later my PGCE tutor at Keele, I was fascinated by Professor Leonard J Wills’ Palaeogeography. Living close to Hill Top in Bromsgrove I was aware of Wills’ work there. Retirement and the Building […]

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 […]

Rock Types

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Geological Ages

May 24, 20164:45 pmMay 25, 2016 12:24 pm