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Building Stones & Stone Buildings of Staffordshire

By: PA Floyd (Author)

348 pages, 231 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations

AH Stockwell

Paperback | Oct 2015 | #227440 | ISBN-13: 9780722345436
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About this book

The UK is rich in the use of local natural stone for many buildings, and this book describes the building stones and stone building of Staffordshire.
- Historical and geological background to the wealth of stone utilized throughout the centuries
- Issues of conservation and restoration, and the problems of sourcing suitable replacement material
- The major features of Staffordshire's building limestones and sandstones, and their physical and chemical properties
- Illustrated guide to the stone heritage of selected Staffordshire buildings, integrating historical, architectural and geological aspects, covering castles, country houses and ecclesiastical buildings, as well as villages, civic buildings and monuments

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